Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Charshanbe Soory

I am 14. With my younger sister and cousins we are gathering wood pieces to make 7 bonfires. Any tree branch would do.We are going to have family get together tonight at my grandpa place. The weather is so nice, winter is over and I can see little beautiful plum blossoms on the trees. Lisa and palang (two lovely guard dogs) are following us every where. I can feel excitement inside myself makes me shiver. Always last few days of the year makes me feel so fresh and happy. I can feel the nature is coming back to life. It's like I am one of those trees in my grandpa garden blooming.

It's getting dark, fireflies are dancing in the air. Their winking lights makes our surrounding dreamy.
7 bonfires are ready, we bring some oil and waiting for my grandpa, parents, aunts and uncles to join us.  Gradually everybody are coming: "Happy chaharshanbe soori".."Happy Norooz"..kissing and hugging.

My dad starts firing the piles of wood one after another. "Ok let go" My dad announced. We line up and start jumping while whispering  "zardi man az to, sorkhie to az man"  which means my sickly yellow paleness is yours, your fiery red color is mine.  After celebrating charshanbe soori we all get together in my grandpa place for a delicious meal. Laughing, making jokes, having fun was our way to welcome spring.

I am 31 now, well almost. Having crazy March, this is my way to celebrate this beautiful ancient feast. But I am promising to myself next year I will do this not just blogging about it. Next year I promise


P.S Picture from here and here


Deep Blue Sea said...

Hi Hiva,
Happy Nowroz to you.
Me been busy lately.
How hav u been

Behdokht said...

Happy belated 4shabeh soori hivaie.
Take care. booos

Hiva said...

Thanks, I am pretty busy too..just breathing :)

Behi jooonam..koli boooos

Anonymous said...

هیوا گلم سال نو و نوروز بر تو هم فرخنده باشه!


Georg said...

Bonjour Hiva,

Great story. In Germany, they are jumping through fires as well and as far as I know, this is custom all over Northern Europe.

Maybe our common ancestors, the Indo-Eurpeans, were happy fire jumpers, thousands of years ago.


Hiva said...


merci azizam..mibusamet


You might be right..who knows