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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.
In separate congratulatory messages to his counterparts in ten regional countries on the occasion of Nowruz, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the need for concerted action to combat common threats in the region and for cooperation on the basis of mutual respect.
People in Tajikistan celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, by setting a special table with seven items beginning with the Persian /m/ sound.
Head coach of a popular Iranian football club has advised people to take necessary precautions on Chaharshanbeh Soori, a fire festival held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year, and do their best have a good time instead of endangering their lives.
Every year, a couple of weeks before the arrival of spring, traditional singers known as Nowruz Khans herald the arrival of spring in the villages of northern Iran by singing and playing their instruments.
Iran’s Foreign ministry said Iranian nationals are well-advised to exercise caution while traveling to neighboring Turkey due to security concerns.