A collection of reports and photos of Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year
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Iran is to hold the first international festival of “Letter to My Child” with a focus on the future of the children and youths of the countries that celebrate the Persian New Year or Nowruz.
Iranian people have gone for a picnic at parks or in the countryside on Monday to mark Sizdah-bedar, an ancient festival in celebration of the 13th day of spring, which is an official holiday in Iran known as the Nature Day in the calendar.
People in Ardeh village of Rezvanshahr County, northern Iran, annually cook Zarrineh, a traditional type of pastry indigenous to Gilan Province, and a special variation of halva to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Persian New Year.
With its long history dating back to thousands of years ago, the city of Yazd in central Iran has grabbed the attentions of domestic and foreign tourists as an intangible cultural heritage with unique rituals and traditions, especially when the Persian New Year arrives.
At the end of the cold season, people in the Hamadan Province gather together to conduct traditional rituals to usher in the promise of spring and the new Iranian year,Nowruz.
Samanu, one of the seven items in the Haft-Seen table of Iranian people during Nowruz, is a sweet paste whose cooking is traced back to the pre-Islamic Persia.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has joined a nation-wide campaign called 'No to Road Accidents' as the Nowruz vacations begin.
The third edition of “Baharestan” (Land of Spring) street art event is currently underway in the Iranian capital with the aim of promoting happiness and enthusiasm among the citizens ahead of the New Persian Year.