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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Iran says after the implementation of the social distancing plan, people's trips decreased by 80 percent during the Nowruz holidays.
The coronavirus has forced Iranians to change their traditional habit and stay home this year on the ancient national festival of Sizdah Bedar or the Nature's Day.
Attempts to have the language of Farsi eliminated will lead to exclusion of an important part of culture from the history of regional countries; including the Iranian New Year festival.
If the underlying messages of Nowruz are promoted, disputes, cruelty and insatiable greed will die down in society.
The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.
While Iran is celebrating Nowruz under the shadow of the coronavirus epidemic, President Hassan Rouhani has also delivered his new year speech to the nation in markedly different conditions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the New Persian Year will be a year of prosperity for the Iranian nation.
Iran's president has congratulated the leaders of regional countries on the occasion of Nowruz which marks the beginning of New Terms.