Friday, April 2, 2010
It's the thirteenth day of Persian New Year. The Persian year starts at the beginning of spring (which seems a more logical time for New Year than midwinter, to be honest), and on the 13th day Iranians celebrate Sizdah-Bedar, the festival of nature. It's traditional to celebrate on this day by spending time outdoors in nature. We visited Matin's friend Hossein, and took a trip out to Hampton Court park to watch the sunset over Long Water. Then Hossein cooked a traditional Iranian dish, Zereshk Pollo Ba Morgh (chicken in tomato sauce, and rice with dried barberries fried in butter and sugar) - delicieux!