Saturday, April 03, 2004

Jim e-mails from Tehran with news of the gathering at Kaveh's grave to mark one year since he died.

He writes:

"It is still hard to believe what happened; it still has that element of unreality and disbelief about it.

"We had a little gathering up in Afjeh on Friday - though for Iranians, the anniversary was Thursday: It's a leap year, but the Iranian calendar doesn't add in the extra day till the end of the year so there's a one-day discrepancy because of the intrusion of 29 Feb. But because the Iranian day it happened - the 13th of Favardin, known as Sizda Bedar - is the day everybody has to get out of the house and have a picnic they did the commemoration on Friday anyway to avoid roads clogged by merry picnickers.

"There's been quite a lot of commemorative write-ups in the local papers. There was no ceremony or speeches, just people standing round and remembering. Kaveh was never much of a one for formalities."

Kav's family and friends laid flowers on his grave (which I visited myself in February) to mark the anniversary.

There's a one year on tribute to Kaveh here.


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