Persian New Year History
Persian New Year is a celebration of spring. It serves as recognition that the time is one for rebirth and renewal. It is recognized as the moment when the Sun moves into Aries at the time of the Spring Equinox. This day has been celebrated for thousands of years and is deeply rooted in traditions of Zoroastrianism. Another name for this day is Nowruz, meaning new day.
Persian New Year is believed to have been celebrated since 247 BC. It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010. It is celebrated annually around March 20th.
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