A few weeks ago I was in the rocky and historical village Meymand. It is alsmost 250 km away from Kerman and it is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Here is the video I made to introduce the village in International Tourism Expo in Kish island.
We were in eastern part of the Lut desert a few nights ago. We were there for some night photo shooting. It was a perfect time for it. In order to avoid bad light, we went far from the road deep in the desert, where our presence attracted attention of a curious and beautiful Sand fox in there to pay us a visit! Right when we all thought that we are alone in there, yet there were eyes to watch! So I decided to make video of her. They look thinner in this time of the year and they loose most of their hair for the warmth of the desert in the summer. They rest during the day and hunt in the night. That’s why they have such big eyes and ears.
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز Nowruz, [nouˈɾuːz]; literally “new day”) is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups as the beginning of the New Year.
Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic communities. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.
Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals.