Tehran and the buzz of New Year

Its that time of the season!

The first day of spring is in 2 days and the streets of Tehran are buzzing with such life and energy that I could not avoid being taken by it to the bazaars where young and old have gathered to buy everything needed for the coming ancient Iranian new year; be it new clothes, groceries or simply the bare elements essential for setting up a "haft-seen" table spread at home! 

In one day I went from Tehran's flower market in the outskirts of town, to Tajrish bazar in the north of Tehran and then finished at the "Charshanbeh Soori" celebration of fire, which happens the wednesday before the new year.