Nowruz is the Persian New Year. Also known as Nauryz, Navruz or Nowrouz, it means “new day.” The new year will ring in on Sunday, March 20.
The holiday of spring and renewal, celebrated by millions of people worldwide, dates back thousands of years.It’s no coincidence it falls on the first day of spring.
The Iranian calendar is a solar calendar, meaning time is determined, through astronomical observations, by Earth’s movement around the sun. So, the first day of the year always kicks off with the natural phenomenon of the vernal equinox.
March 21 was officially recognized in 2010 as International Nowruz Day by the United Nations at the request of countries including Afghanistan, Albania, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkey ,Turkmenistan and throughout Central Asia.
“New-day”, has been celebrated in Iran for over two thousand years by all the people regardless of ethnicity, religion, or language.
What Persian culture usually do about New year?
1-Pretty much everyone goes into serious spring-cleaning mode, ridding their homes of any unnecessary clutter and lingering grime that’s settled in over the past year so they can start fresh.
2-Children and elders make out especially well during Nowruz.
3-Families will gather at the home of their oldest family member to pay their respects.
4-Children will receive monetary gifts in the form of fresh banknotes from their parents and other adult family members- — again, in keeping with the overarching theme of getting a fresh start.
5-People that don’t talk to each other for any reason, try to find a solution to solve the problem.
6-Some family will go Cemetery to celebration of life with people that not alive.
And lot more..
Happy Nowruz wish:
Hope this Nowruz brings lots of love & warmth to you and your loved ones… Do not hate anyone as we have got the LIFE to LOVE and NOT to HATE others. Happy Nowruz!