March 19, 2005



Persian New Year falls on the first day of spring, or the "vernal equinox" and this day was a New Year celebration in Roman and Greek cultures too.

At 12:33pm tomorrow the "celestial phenomenon" which is the vernal equinox will occur and it will officially be spring. Persians will celebrate by cleaning the house, wearing new clothes, cooking sweets and food, and setting out a symbolic Haftsin tablecloth. Much singing and dancing will occur – general merriment all day!

There is also a superstitious belief that at the moment of the equinox you can balance an egg on its end due to "special gravitational forces". If you feel like it, have a go...take a raw egg and at 12:33pm tomorrow try and balance it on its thin end...I'm told it can work…

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