What is sizdah bedar?

Are you ready to spend the entire day outside?

Sizdah bedar (literally meaning the thirteenth outside) marks the official end of the nowruz holiday, and launches you into a successful start of the coming year. 

As in many other cultures, the number 13 is unlucky in the Iranian tradition. Spending it indoors is seen as bad luck, so on this day, Iranian families pack a picnic and spend the entire day outdoors. In the west, this holiday falls on Monday, April 2nd this year (2018). 

Things to do on Monday:

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