So it happened, the earth started a new turn around the Sun. It's finally spring, although the weather doesn't show it!
The New Year happened at 10:48 pm Pacific time. My son was so excited that he didn't sleep until he opened and tried all his gifts, it was around midnight that we finally got him to sleep. My daughter slept at the bedtime routine but woke up in time for New Year. They both had lots of fun opening the gifts and talking to other members of family on the phone.
Our New Year celebration lasts 13days, and in the first 12 days, everyone tries to call and visit their family and friends, the 13th day is to go to nature and enjoy and rest to start the New Year. In Iran most businesses are closed for the first 3days of the year and then the 13th day which is called "sizdah be dar" the New Year celebration is officially finished after "Sizdah be dar".