13 Bedar

posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:42 PM by ICSW WebAdmin   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 11:43 PM ]
Dear all:

We sincerely hope you have had a great time in the Nowruz Party. As you know 13 bedar is very close and You are cordially invited to the Iranian Cultural Society of Wellington (ICSW) 13 Bedar function at Williams Park on Sunday 1 April 2012 (this weekend).
Sizdah bedar has been composed of two words: Sizdah and bedar. Sizdah is the Persian term for thirteen. Leaving the hous...e on the Thirteenth Day of Farvardin (the first month of Iranian calendar), and joyfully spending the day outdoors have been a national tradition since ancient times in Iran. Sizdah Bedar (in English: Getting rid of the Thirteenth) has been possibly considered as a tradition because some people believe the thirteen is an unlucky number, and everybody should get rid of the thirteen. That interpretation may be disputed since it is documented that in Persian, Bedar may also mean Raftan-e beh Dar-o Dasht (in English: Going Outdoors and Country Sides). Most of the times Sizdah Bedar coincides with the first day of April, which is known as April Fools' Day in the Western Culture.

When: 12 p.m. Sunday 1st of April
Where: Williams Park at Days Bay.

Please go to the following links to see the facilities and how to get there:

Please bring your own lunch. The Society will provide soft drinks.

As far as the weather forecast goes, it will be a sunny weekend this week and we will enjoy sizdah beh dar in the beautiful sunny sky of Wellington.

We hope to see you all there.

Kind regards,

President of ICSW
Negar Partow