Nowruz 2022: History, significance, celebration of Iranian New Year

Nowruz or Navroz marks the beginning of the spring season and is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm among various Parsi communities across the world.

The word 'now' means new and 'ruz' means day, which translates to 'a new day'.

Nowruz marks the beginning of Farvardin, the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar and is usually celebrated on March 20 or 21 globally.

Considered an important day to do good deeds and speak good words, people clean their houses, buy new clothes, and cook

Which countries celebrate Nowruz?

Nowruz is celebrated in many countries having significant Persian cultural influence like Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia.

Nowruz celebrations in India?

In India, the festival is observed around August 16-17 by Parsi community following the Shahenshahi calendar which does not account for leap years.

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