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Nowruz Haft Sinn

Pushing the Iranian Opposition Underground

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

No holiday is dearer to the hearts of the Iranian people than Nowruz. But this year, many of my friends in Tehran will not be taking vacations. Instead, they're planning to take to the streets yet again, in bold defiance of the warnings of the regime and the pleas of their parents.

Iran's New Year

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Iranians are suckers for symbolism, and while Ashura is the holiest of Shi'a holidays, the Persian New Year, Nowruz, is the most sacred of Iranian holidays.

Spring Holidays Around The World (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For many, the coming of spring marks the coming of the holiday season. Around the world people of many religions, cultures and nations gather this se...

Nowruz: A Holiday Rich in Culinary Symbolism

Megan Baaske | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Baaske

Today marks the start of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Observed throughout parts of the Middle East and Asia, the thirteen-day celebration is particul...