Live Commentary is an opportunity to talk about the ordinary (or extraordinary) things that are happening to us, what we are doing, reading or experiencing on a daily basis.

This is the Live Commentary for Monday March the 20th, 2017. Today is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days left till the end of the year.

In the Persian Calendar, however, today is the 30th of of Esfand, the last month of the year, and tomorrow will be the 1st of Farvardin, the first month of the Persian New Year. A great day for Iranians then.

It’s a great day for science too, as on this day in 1916, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.

It’s also the day Tunisia gained its independence from France (in 1956).

Wishing all my Iranian friends a very happy New Year, and all my friends, Iranian or otherwise, a very happy day! 🙂