Tomorrow is officially the first day of Autumn! so I just thought that it's nice to share some information about Iranian calender with you. well Persian or Iranian calender is known as the most accurate calender so I think it would be interesting for you, my non-Iranian readers!
"Iranian calender is solar, with the particularity that the year is defined by two successive, apparent passages of the Sun through the vernal (spring) equinox. It is based on precise astronomical observations, and moreover uses a sophisticated intercalation system, which makes it more accurate than its younger European counterpart, the Gregorian calendar.In much simpler words; every season includes three months completely. and when we say it's Autumn it means a new month starts, which is called Mehr(22-23 September), the first month of Autumn.
it has a long, multi-millennial history with deep roots in the Persian culture, in particular the Zoroastrian heritage.
The present version of the calendar results from a reform led by the famous astronomer, mathematician, and poet Omar Khayyâm.
The new year festival, called Nowruz, from Persian now "new" + ruz "day", is also a Zoroastrian legacy with many cultural significances, symbolizing the awakening or rebirth of the natural life after barren winter.
In spite of its outstanding status, mainly its precision and rationalistic characteristic of relying on detailed astronomical observations, the Iranian calendar is poorly known in the West"
(read more here)
well, tomorrow is Mehr 1st. and we should say goodbye to dear Summer. Maybe it's not bad to take a look back and see what it brought to us:
- Hard days for my country.
- A new camera.
- One European trip to France and Germany.
- Lots of experiences.
- Visiting very beloved people.
- My phone which was an exciting gift from Farshad.
- Again, continuous days of hardship and pride for my country.