Interested in celebrating Sizeh Bedar, the end of the Nowruz (Persian New Year) holiday?
Well, if you go to the gathering in Bear Mountain State Park in New York State, remember, no sabzi (green) throwing into the lake or the lake area. Sorry guys, for some reason, that just made me LOL. Yes, it’s been a long week 😉
Ok, let’s back up for a second. The tradition of throwing the green sprouts grown for the holiday is a pretty cool one, I must say. It’s all about taking the bad vibes absorbed by the green sprouts that were grown specifically for the holiday and tossing them into the water, letting them drift away. A classic “out with the old, in with the new” kinda thing. I dig that.
If you’re not sure what the heck I’m talking about, Sanam has some great explanations of these traditions on her blog:
All joking aside, the Bear Mountain gathering sounds like a fun one. Details are here.
I’ve been invited to a similar gathering in Brooklyn, but am not sure yet if I can make it as it’s my birthday and there may be other plans in play. We shall see. Have a great weekend, everyone. If you feel the Spring Cleaning urge coming on, ride the wave. Just don’t throw those greens into the wrong lake! I’ll be back next week with some recipes. 🙂