Nowruz (Persian New Year) – A collection of reports and photos about Nowruz, the Iranian (Persian) New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups.
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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. Reshteh Polo is one of these popular dishes which is made on the first Saturday of the new year.
The Iranian president has congratulated heads of states of the Nowruz Civilization Forum (including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Iraq) on Nowruz and the arrival of the Solar Hijri New Year 1400.
The people of Sisakht city in Iran's Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province whose houses were destroyed in a recent earthquake celebrated the Persian New Year by arranging the Haft Seen table in their tents and destroyed houses.
The Iranian nation on Saturday noon celebrated Nowruz and started the new solar Hijri calendar year 1400, which has been named by Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as the “Year of Production, Support, and Removal of Barriers”.
Iranian people serve traditional dishes such as Samanu on the initial days of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.
Photos by Mohammad-Reza Dehdari, ISNA
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Iranian people from all walks of life are preparing themselves for the Persian New Year or Nowruz, which marks the beginning of the new solar year.
A ceremony called “Nowruz 1400; Nowruz of Friendship” has been held in Tehran bringing together a host of officials and envoys from Iran and other countries.
The 6th Tehran Annual Urban Arts Festival has opened in the run-up to the Persian New Year which starts on March 21, 2021.