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Spring Cleaning and Shopping: A Nowruz Tradition

Background: The informant is a sophomore film student at USC. He learned the tradition from practicing it with his mother’s side of the family during his childhood in San Ramon, CA. His mother was born in the US to Iranian parents and moved back to Iran for a brief period of time before moving back… Continue Reading »

Persian-American Nowruz Fire Jumping

Main Piece: Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AM). CB “Okay, start by telling me why you participate in this event, what you call the event, and who  you participate with” AM “I celebrate Persian new year every year because I am Perisan and both of my family members that… Continue Reading »

Eating Almonds at Persian Weddings

Description “Whenever someone gets married, it’s a tradition to eat almonds at the wedding so that the wife becomes fertile. I first saw this at the first Persian wedding that I went to when I was, like, eight years old. They put little bags of almonds underneath every single guest’s seat during the ceremony. At… Continue Reading »