A collection of reports and photos of Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year
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An integral part of the ancient Persian festival Charshanbe Soori (Fireworks Wednesday) is a spoon-banging ritual, which seems to be an ancestor of the trick-or-treating in modern Halloween celebrations.
A senior culture heritage official has called for greater efforts to raise awareness among Iranian youth about the Persian New Year festival Nowruz, an ancient tradition that has become the symbol of Iranian culture.
A doll designer has unveiled a new doll inspired from a Persian folklore tradition related to the New Year, which is still reverberating in northern provinces of Gilan and Azarbaijan.
A national festival called Amu Nowruz has been held in the Iranian city of Qazvin which is located in the northwest of the country.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has okayed new conditions for granting clemency to Iranian prisoners.
Iran's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched a campaign to help the survivors of the recent earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah ahead of the Persian New Year.
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.