Norooz (also spelled Nowrouz, Nowruz, Norouz, Navrouz, and more) means:
When was Norooz first celebrated in the US White House?
2014, during the Obama administration
In 1962, during the Kennedy administration
In 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush
What is this?
It's an offering to a local saint
A picnic spread
It's a haft sin, of course
What are the roots of Norooz?
Norooz is an ancient holiday that combines many traditions and is thought to date back to the Zoroastrians or even earlier
Norooz is a modern tradition meant to bring different religions and cultures together
Norooz is a religious holiday dating back to the time of Mohammed
Who is that woman?
That's Auntie Spring, her niece announces Spring's arrival
That's Mama New Year, she is the mother of the baby new year
That's Granny Cold, she's been told she'll live forever if she catches sight of Uncle Norooz
Which of these is not a Norooz tradition?
Inflation in Iran
Buying new clothes
Going door to door for treats
What's up with all the fires?
During Norooz, people light fires to symbolize the burning away of their sins
The fires hearken back to the crusades and remind celebrants of the atrocities committed at that time
On the last Tuesday evening of the year, people jump over fires to gain better health
OMG! Call the fire department
How does it all end?
With fire jumping
With gifts and chocolate
With a national day of prayer
With a national day of picnicking