A collection of reports and photos of Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year
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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.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says “boosting domestic production” is the pivotal issue of the 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.
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.
Iranian people in different parts of the country mark the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian year by holding various festivities.
A group of prominent artists from Turkmenistan are going to participate in the Nowruz events of Kish Island, a major tourist resort in southern Iran.
A festival of coloured eggs is underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran as part of Baharestan 98 event which is held on the eve of the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, with the participation of 450 artists at 10 sites.