Persian New Year on Google?

Persian New Year is fast approaching.

If you're interested in seeing it celebrated more broadly on the Internet, here is a petition to ask a major search engine (yes, Google!) to help publicize when it comes.

(Thanks to the reader who pointed the peition out to me! You may need to edit the letter to suit your taste.)

Then again, this ancient new year tradition can absolutely not be celebrated properly and adequately online, not only because no material gifts are involved, but also because one needs the sofreh and the haft-seen, and more importantly, one does pay visits (house calls, really) to the elders, peers, family and friends. I just cannot imagine sharing a round of tea with my aunts on the Internet!

So, maybe it should be kept from being associated with Internet brands, which may dilute its greatness and what it stands for?

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