Friday, February 26, 2010

First day in Iran

Today when the sun was shining my host brought me out in the yard to see the rest of their snow. I couldn't believe it... Snow in Iran?!? But she told me, they are living here in northwest of the country on an altitude of about 1.5oo - m and normally they have strong winters with a lot of snow - but only this year it wasn't that much - it seems all the snow from here was falling in europe! And so since one month ago the first spring flowers were to find in the yard.

In the early eve my host was back home and made me very happy as she brought so great things for me... too much for my small stomach! What kind of ceremony had she been to?! I asked her and she told me, people are celebrating as a vow for their died beloved ones ceremonies like this, as there will be read a matching part of the holy qor'an for the died people. And as it is a vow everything that's served there you have to eat or to take with you!!! They even distribute tote bags!!! And when you say good-bye to the host, you have to say *ghabul boshe*, that means, hopefully god will accept this vow! By the way, there were invited *only* 5o persons... Very often there are much more than this! And by the way, the coca cola is very beloved here, and they call it *coca*!

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