Of the beauties of spring, here and in wonderous lands to the East

No Ruz by Vahid Salemi

To all our Persian friends, wishing you a Happy New Year 1390!

Noruz in Persian language means New Day. We’re lucky in that LA has the largest Persian population outside of Iran.  In fact, we’re home to over 144 languages and almost as many cultures. We always have a great festival to go to on weekends, and wonderful food and traditions to enjoy.

This Sunday kicked off Persian New Year. It’s celebrating the commencement of spring, the season of beauty and life, as the beginning of the new year. Spring is the triumph of warmth, beauty, and life and over coldness, darkness, and death. Spring is the time everyone goes out to see the earth renewed with flowers and budding trees, and the animal world flourishing with new life for another year. Spring brings the message of hope and rebirth, and the reminder that though darkness and death may come, it can never truly last.

May all hearts join with nature in starting a new year of life, and enjoy all the beauties the Lord has offered us in his infinitive generosity.

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