Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring has sprung

Happy Veneral Equinox! Today is the first day of Spring , also according to my Persian gal pal it's Norouz, Persian's New Year. The Persian's New Year starts on the Veneral Equinox at the exact time of the equinox so it changes every year.My friend told me how the celebrations can begin at 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 a.m. depending on the sun position. She said she never minded if she had to get up at any time when she was a child for the holiday is like their Christmas day. They all have to put on new clothes to start the new year , have a great feast with great treats of sweets and gifts! Sounds like fun. So for all you Persians out there "Happy New Year." For all you pagans , it's also a great day to run naked at midnight and burn money that's an old Druid custom. In ancient Greece it would be the feast of Dionysus, a wild party when the women would take a young male virgin and have their way with him. Sounds like the rites of springs bring out the wild side of human nature! So eat drink and make merry! I have the wine!
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6 comments:

Aggie said...

Run around naked and have my way with young men ... I'm moving there NOW!
Not to mention the lure of the wine ...

dharmabum said...

i'l have some. the wine, i mean.

Ash said...

Happy times!!
And wine for me too :-)

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Mich said...

Its getting a little too chilly to run around naked here ... howl at the moon maybe ... but not run around naked :-)