Re: Nayiruz calendar

Ilay Ors (orsi@BOUN.EDU.TR)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 17:26:36 -0400

On Fri, 28 Jun 1996, Iain Walker wrote:

> I'm looking for information on the Nayiruz (nairuz?) calendar that is
> originally, I believe, of Persian origin. If anyone could supply any
> references (I've done a keyword search on a few databases and come up
> with nothing) or a little info, I'd be grateful. What I'm looking for to
> start with is a bit of info on its current use (if any), structure
> (divisions of the year) and how it relates to the Gregorian calendar.
> All I have at the moment is 36 ten day "decans" and a five day
> leftover. (What about the other 3/4 of a day?)
> Thanks.
> Iain Walker * Dept. of Anthropology * University of Sydney
> *
> "L'homme qui a deux femmes perd son ame;
> "L'homme qui a deux maisons perd sa raison"
> or
> "mdru ukana hahe na ha nduhuze"

Are you by any chance referring to Newruz or Nawroz that is being
practiced by peoples of Kurdish origin? If so, please reply.

Ilay Berna Ors
Bogazici University
BA in Political Science and Intl Relations
BA in Sociology