Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Naw-Ruz! Happy Spring! Happy New Year!

Happy Naw-Ruz! After 19 days of fasting and a intense winter I am more than happy to welcome Spring.

I've started a tradition of growing wheat grass during the fast to focus on the upcoming green and spiritual grow that comes with Naw-Ruz. For instructions on how to grow wheat grass see my blog post from last year. .

"On March 21 Baha'is celebrate the beginning of a new year. Called Naw-Ruz, which means "new day" in Persian, it is one of nine Baha'i holy days on which Baha'is suspend work and school.

Baha'is follow the Badi ("wonderful") calendar, which consists of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), with the addition of "Intercalary Days" (four in ordinary and five in leap years) between the 18th and 19th months to adjust the calendar to the solar year.

Naw-Ruz begins at sunset on the last day of the Baha'i Fast and is observed with celebration and prayer"

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