Nowruz: Persian New Year celebrated across globe

Sher Ali
Nowruz: Persian New year is celebrating across globe
  • Nowruz (Norouz) is the name of the Persian New Year.
  • It is celebrated on 21st March every year.
  • Nowruz (Norouz) means “New Day” in Persian.


Nowruz (Norouz) means “New Day” in Persian. Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year by the Iranian peoples and certain other ethno-linguistic groups around the world.

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Nowruz is a Persian compound word made up of the terms now and ruz. Now, which means “new,” and Ruz, which means “day,” are two words that rhyme.

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Almost 3,000 years have passed since it was first observed in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans. In the Iranian calendar, it is the first day of the first month (Farvardin).

One of the oldest and most cherished holidays, Nowruz has been observed for at least 3,000 years.
Nowruz celebrations are a symbol for two antiquated ideas: the End and Rebirth.
According to tradition, Nowruz originated 15,000 years ago, before the last ice age.

In the Northern Hemisphere, spring officially begins on Nowruz, the day of the vernal equinox. Typically, it takes place on March 21 or the day before or after, depending on where it is observed. Every year, the precise moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and balances day and night is calculated, and families assemble to perform the ceremonies.

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Not only for Iranians, but also for many other cultures and tribes that decorate for and celebrate Nowruz, it is a symbol of peace, friendship, kindness towards humans, and admiration for nature. Nowruz is a chance for reflection, a fresh start, and a new creation.

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