Iranian New Year

Today Iranian all over the world will celebrate NEW YEAR (1385), Norouz. It is fascinating to see that many bloggers remember political prisoners, blogger or not.

Two Iranian reformist politicians & bloggers, Mostafa Moin & Mohammad Ali Abtahi, just posted a short happy New Year message on their blogs.

Moin (Persian) says year 1384 (previous year) with all its sweetness & bitterness passed and we must learn lessons from it.

Abtahi wished a year full of happiness,…and realism for all Iranians (Persian). Probably realism refers to current nuclear crisis.

Farda Generation (Persian) talks about Osdanlou, jailed bus syndicate leader, who is still in jail. Blogger says let light a candle for him and he hopes next year he will become free.

Hanif Mazroi (Persian), Iran based blogger, photographer & journalist, talks about jailed blogger, Mojtaba Saminejad. Blogger writes that he with several other bloggers visited Saminejad's family.

Noqte tahe khat (Persian) reminds us that New Iranian Year is year of the Dog.

Abbas Maroufi, Germany based writer, poet & blogger, (Persian) says Ganji's liberation makes everything like spring.

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