Persian New Year

Persian New Year Quick Facts

AKA NameNowruz, Iranian New Year
Hashtags#PersianNewYear, #Nowruz
2020 DateMarch 20, 2020
2021 DateMarch 20, 2021
Persian New Year

Persian New Year History

Persian New Year is celebrated in honor of spring and the new year. The Persian New Year is called Nowruz, literally, it means "new day", and it is a celebration of nature’s rebirth that lasts for two weeks. Nowruz starts at the stroke of the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator.

Persian New Year Facts & Quotes

  • Nowruz has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and it is profoundly grounded in the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion.
  • Nowruz is celebrated in more than one country, India, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan celebrate the holiday.
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year, but rather that we should have a new soul.- G.K. Chesterton
  • On the last Wednesday before Nowruz people address their spiritual cleanliness jumping over fire pits, and reciting a variation of the following rhyme: “Give me your beautiful red color: And take my sickly pallor.

Persian New Year Top Events and Things to Do

  • Nowruz is the holiday that brings all the Persian families together. They ending up cleaning their house, repairing any fixtures or furniture on that holiday week.

Persian New Year's Day References and Related Sites

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