Today is Naw-Rúz, New Year’s Day on the Bahá’í calendar. For the nineteen days prior, we have been fasting between sunrise and sunset. So parties are pretty common to celebrate surviving this trial. My first Baha’i experience here in Athens was a Naw-Rúz party.
A coworker said with all the stuff my group is doing I looked not bothered. Little did he know I was also fasting. Maybe that is a sign fasting is not as hard on me as it feels?
The photo is one I took at our 2007 Naw-Rúz party. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship were invited to participate. They brought drums.