according to Biruni, it was a day where women rested and men had to bring them gifts.
alas: " سپندارمذگان " ؛ روز عشق و عشاق بر همگی خجسته باد. or in English happy Sepandārmazgān, the Iranian day of celebrating love, or as it was also called mard-giran (possessing of men).
In short ladies, if you have a man, you better be resting and he praising you, and if you dont have one, go and get one, you can today, its allowed! ;)
The painting is : "Enchanted" by Mahmoud Farshchian.http://www.farshchianart.com/html/biography.htm
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In the section about Persian calendar, Biruni writes in The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries that:
“ On the 5th day or Isfahdmah-Roz (day of Isfand), there is a feast on account of the identity of the names of the month and the day. Isfandarmah is charged with the care of the earth and with that the good, chaste, and beneficient wife who loves her husband. In the past times, this was a special feast of the women, when the men used to make them liberal presents. This custom is still flourishing in Ispahan, Ray, and in other districts of Fahla. In Persian it is called Mardgiran. ”
Furthermore, Biruni notes that on this day, commoners ate raisins and pomegranate seeds. According to Gardizi, this celebration was special for women, and they called this day also mard-giran (possessing of men).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepand%C4%81rmazg%C4%81n #Iranianfeasts #sepandarmazgan