So the Persian New Year 2016 is at 4:30:12 am (London time, natch) on Sunday 20th March. Yup – it’s not the best time of day for a party, but hey ho…. The year will be 1395, and we wish you a JOLLY HAPPY ONE! Nowrooz-et-an-Pyruz! (literally – ‘may your new year be victorious!’) As it is a leap year, it means that Mr. Shopkeeper also gets to celebrate his 12th birthday (this does explain a lot, doesn’t it?). So tavalodet mobarak, azizam! (Literally, ‘Happy Birthday, dearest!’) It’s a great time to visit the shop – pop in for some sweeties and tea, or just to pick up a copy of our pub quiz guide to Nowrooz. We are pretty much open as usual, but we will be serving food from a little later (let’s say 2pm) than usual on Sunday 20th, and we are shutting at 9pm sharp. Best wishes from Team Persepolis!