Thursday, March 21, 2013

Navroz Mubarak!

Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.
Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer

Navroz Mubarak! New Day Blessings to you and yours! Today marks Navroz (Nowruz), a festival celebrated in many Muslim communities and cultures, particularly those belonging to the Shia. My Ismaili colleagues hosted a festive lunch for the office. For many communities, Navroz marks the beginning of a new year and the first day of Spring. I learned that "more generally, it signifies a time of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation, as well as the spirit of gratitude for blessings and an outlook of hope and optimism towards the future."

May we feel the spirit of renewal fill our hearts 
and may we all be blessed with hope and optimism!


Anonymous said...

Billiard anyone?
Could actually be fun - hard boiled of course!

Todays word: cellityn

John said...

...I thought 'Mubarak' was the Egyptian word for 'unpopular'...

Anonymous said...

Can you believe it, we have a 20cm snowfall warning for weekend. Will anyone have mercy on us!!!! pmc

Shari said...

I feel your pain! Last Saturday we experienced 'streamers' of snow flurries, one upon another. It was depressing. This weekend there is talk of 20C temperatures. April has been a crazy month.