So I Married An Iranian- Lesson 1- How to Greet People and Ask How They're Doing

In this video, we go through Lesson 1 of Chai and Conversation with Leyla and Chris. Chris has been married to Leyla for over three years now, but has not dived into the Chai and Conversation program just yet. Because the in-laws (and Leyla) are growing a bit impatient with his lack of knowledge of the Persian language, he is going through the program in video format with Leyla.

Ways to Celebrate this week for Nowruz!

As you know, we are right now in the middle of the 13-day celebration known as nowruz- the celebration began the moment the earth crossed the vernal equinox, and continues through Wednesday April 1st- we’ll bring you more information about the significance of this day early next week, but for now, here are a few things you should be doing this week to celebrate:

Happy Nowruz 1394! Phrases to Use Today with Friends and Family

As you know if you’re around Iranians, today marks the beginning of the Nowruz holiday- the most important holiday in Iranian tradition. The holiday begins as soon as the earth passes the vernal equinox. Here’s the vocabulary to use with your friends and family to wish them a happy holiday.

Mehmoonee- Persian Wedding Receptions

In parts 1 and 2 of our wedding series, we set the stage for Persian weddings, and talked about the aghd, the ceremony portion of the wedding. In this last part of the series, we’ll go over the final part of a Persian wedding- the mehmoonee, or reception.

7 Things You Need to Do For Persian New Year (Nowruz!)

To all our Iranian peeps, as well as the Kurds, Zoroastrians, Sufis, Ismailis, Alevis, Alawites, Babis, Bahá'ís, and many of the brave folks in Crimea and elsewhere throughout the world, NOWRUZ PIROUZ!

Presenting our video about 'Tarof'!

This is a short video describing the concept of Tarof, the Persian form of etiquette, to people who may not be familiar with it.