Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.
Iranians celebrate their new year in March, marking the exact arrival of spring’s vernal equinox. The festival of Nowruz, meaning new day, is a secular festival that’s also celebrated in Iran’s neighboring countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This year, March 21 will be the beginning of 1393, in the Persian Calendar.
The time and date varies every year but this year it is on 21st March but the same traditions are always observed – beginning with fire jumping on the last Tuesday of the old year and ending with a national picnic on the 13th day of the new year. The festival centres around the Haft Sin arrangement, where seven items, all beginning with the sound of ‘S’ in Persian, are placed on a table or the floor to symbolize health, prosperity and renewed life.
Hope this Nowruz brings lots of LOVE and WARMTH for you and your loved ones…Do not hate anyone as we have got the LIFE to LOVE and NOT to HATE others. Happy Nowruz!
Latest posts by Aishwarya Mehta (see all)
- 5 Amazing Chocolate Covered Anything Day Images, Wallpapers, Photos For Facebook, WhatsApp - December 13, 2014
- Happy Chocolate Covered Anything Day 2014 WhatsApp Display Pictures, Facebook Photos Free Download - December 13, 2014
- Happy Chocolate Covered Anything Day 2014 Wallpapers, Images, Wishes For Pinterest, Instagram - December 13, 2014