Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Equinox

On two days each year, the fall and spring equinoxes, day and night are of equal lengths. The earth is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. Today is the day, spring has finally sprung! The children and I spent most of the day outside celebrating the return of spring. We visited our local playground and walked down main street reveling in each ray of sun.  Today I took my children's hands and step lightly into the joy and beauty of springtime.

The spring equinox is also the first day of the Persian New Year. Each family celebrates the New Year by preparing a special table filled with seven items that begin with the letter "S". These items represent happiness and good fortune for the New Year. Tomorrow we plan on packing a picnic with seven "S" items and celebrating the return of spring Persian style!