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Proper New Year, start of spring. Happy Spring everyone, lol.
I'm pretty sure that lunar years are always significantly different in length from solar years. The chinese new year is always in late January / early February. It might always be tied to the phases of the moon, but I think the number of lunar months floats or something.Isn't the Chinese year based on the Lunar calendar? Or at least, the New Year.
I suppose in the west where pagan rituals have influence, the rebirth or beginning of the year would be what is now christmas or just after the winter solstice and the beginning of the days getting longer. I have no idea about the Chinese calendar, but most seem to be based on astronomical events.I guess it is kind of strange that the Gregorian and Chinese calendars start in winter proper given that spring is universally symbolic of rebirth.
Hmmm...it seems that you like knoting the grass!Can't wait for sizdah bedar! :)
It's 1387!:rofl: I forgot, you live in little iran. Iran is living in the dark ages, I think its something like 1361 or some crap like that this year.
My bad, party like its 1399.Hmmm...it seems that you like knoting the grass!
:rofl:My bad, party like its 1399.
My birthday is on Sizdah Bedar this year. My friend Nazanin says we should forget about knotting grass since we are old maids. Time to step it up a notch. We are going to try tying some trees together.Lisa! said:Hmmm...it seems that you like knoting the grass!
No, she went with the epidural (she already has one kid and saw no reason to go through that pain a second time...decided it was well worth it). Every other newborn I've seen has been really sleepy...wake up, eat, dirty a diaper, go back to sleep...regardless of whether it was a completely drug-free labor or not. This is the first one I've seen who was so wide-eyed so long after birth (and I visited right after feeding too, so we were sure he was going to drift to sleep soon...but he didn't want to miss anything!) Yep, can't forget which day is his birthday, since it's always the first day of spring. Today is the birthday of one of my cousins too...except I can never remember which one...two brothers have birthdays a month apart, and I can't recall which one is which month.What a great birthday! A little equinox boy!
If he was that awake, I'm betting she didn't take any drugs. I didn't either and my daughter's wide-eyed wakefulness for hours after her birth made it all worth it.
That's very true, a lot of people do not understand paganism.Damn you, Cyrus, I was just gonna say "partly like its 1399" lol.
If I were to adhere to any religion, it would probably be paganism. I like the celebration of the soltices/equinoxes, and the general love of nature in the religion. Plus you could piss of a lot of people by saying that pagans don't worship the "Devil" as a lot of people seem to think.
My bad, party like its 1399.
Party or partly? I don't get what you mean anyway, could you please explain?Damn you, Cyrus, I was just gonna say "partly like its 1399" lol.
My birthday is on Sizdah Bedar this year. My friend Nazanin says we should forget about knotting grass since we are old maids. Time to step it up a notch. We are going to try tying some trees together.