Tag Archive for tradition

“What do we leave behind, and what do we keep?” Guest Blogger (9)

I am excited to share a “Persian Mommas” views and contemplations when she is celebrating the holidays. The dichotomy that many Iranian Americans feel with various holidays and traditions, and how they want to raise their children is very well…

2 weeks before Norouz…yup, Party Time!

March arrives and typically one thought comes to my mind: “It is almost time to PARTY!” Ok, that is not the only thought. Really its about Iranian New Year approaching and the hope of some weather in which I can…

Jemma & Amir: A dating story, by Jemma Douglas, Guest Blogger (2)

Some of the most interesting relationships are those that are intercultural. I have always thought about how they have become so much more common, but not without some surprises and new learnings. Meet Jemma & Amir. An American girl…dating an…

Presenting “AppTalia”: A Story Of An Iranian-Preneur (7)

Given Norouz is one of our biggest holidays, I kept seeing posts this past week on Facebook around new year, celebrations, pictures of friends from parties, etc. One particular post, however, stood out to me. It was “AppTalia“.  I saw…

Norouz: My top 5 memories

Today is Norouz or “New Day” where we celebrate the Iranian New Year.  A time to start fresh, create new goals, feel grateful etc. I always felt that this was a more appropriate time to celebrate the new year; when…