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A collection of reports and photos of Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year

Iran, Turkmenistan Celebrate Nowruz near Common Border

Iran and Turkmenistan have held a joint ceremony near the common border of the two countries to celebrate the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

People in Northern Iran Celebrate Nowruz with the Dead

The ceremony of celebrating Nowruz with the Dead is held every year in the village of Saqandin Kola in Sari County of Mazandaran province on the first Friday after the 13th of Farvardin which is the first month of the year in Iranian calendar.

Sohan Asali; Special Persian Sweet for Nowruz

One of the most delicious homemade sweets prepared for the Persian New Year is Sohan Asali, which is a combination of honey and Sohan, a traditional saffron brittle toffee indigenous to Iran.

Chickpea Cookie; Favourite Home-Made Sweet for Nowruz

Chickpea cookie is one of the most popular sweets baked for the Persian New Year holidays.

Iran President Congratulates Leaders of Several States on Nowruz

Iran’s president has, in separate messages, congratulated several heads of state on the arrival of Nowruz, which marks the start of the Persian New Year and is celebrated in many countries.

Iran Leader Names 1398 ‘Year of Boosting Production’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says “boosting domestic production” is the pivotal issue of the Persian New Year.

Nowruz Is Here: Iran Celebrates Beginning of Persian New Year

People in Iran and a number of other countries are celebrating the beginning of the New Persian Year, historically known as Nowruz.

Home-Made Nowruz Cookies Most Popular in Tehran

Just days ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz, Iranian people from all walks of life begin to make home-made cookies as part of a traditional custom.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

People of Zanjan Celebrate ‘Fireworks Wednesday’ in Own Way

Iranian people in different parts of the country mark the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian year by holding various festivities.

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