Autumnal apricots گیساوا

شاد باشید که جشن مهرگان آمد       بانگ و آوای ِدَرای ِکاروان آمد

Be happy Mehregan celebrations are here      Call & song of caravan bells are here

Both poems in this blog are by Manuchehri Damghani, an 11th century Irani poet.

In Iran the equinoxes herald the seasons. The autumn equinox was on Wednesday 23rd of September for us in the northern hemisphere, and is known as Mehregan in Iran.  Quite a different story for my sister in the antipodes!

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Celebrating Mehragan with foodie friends

I’m quiet excited as I write this blog on a rainy autumnal day in Bath. This blog is part of a global Persian / Irani food bloggers recipe roundup. This is the second one we are doing, after the success of our Nowruz recipe roundup initiated by Sanam, of My Persian Kitchen.

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