A collection of reports and photos of Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year
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The first two weeks of the Iranian New Year (which starts on March 20 or 21) is a major travel season with the highest number of holidaymakers along with road accidents.
As a common practice among the people of different religions, cultures and nationalities around the globe on the eve or first days of the New Year, Iranians serve their traditional dishes on the initial days of Nowruz.
Photos have been published of the Iranian president hiking in the mountains outside Tehran while wearing a baseball cap instead of his turban.
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, has paid a visit to the house of Es’haq Jahangiri, the Iranian first vice-president,to meet his mother who has lost two sons in the Iraqi imposed war.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Monday afternoon congratulated the Iranian nation on Nowruz, the New Persian Year celebration, and named the new Iranian calendar year as “Year of Economy of Resistance: Production and Employment".
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the new Iranian year is a time to create new jobs for the country’s youths, adding that what the country achieved in the past year in terms of curbing inflation and creating jobs has been unprecedented in the past 25 years.