Nowruz traditions in Isfahan
The people of the historic city of Isfahan will welcome the approaching Iranian New Year on the spring equinox this year by holding a celebration from the Safavid era called “Zendeh Rud Festival” to appreciate the revival of the old river after water flows again into Zayandeh Rud River on March 17.
The start of the Persian New Year celebrations in Iran
The spring equinox this year falls on Thursday morning at 01:28:27 local time in Iran (21:58:27 GMT on Wed 20 March), marking the start of the Persian New Year on the first day of Farvardin [March].
Nowruz in Iran’s Versailles Garden
Nowruz will be celebrated in Iran’s Versailles Garden for the first time this year in Ramsar, northern Iran.
The UN in Vienna celebrates Nowruz
Nowruz celebrations have been staged by Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Iraq, and Turkey at the UN offices in Vienna with the attendance of residing officials and representatives of international organizations, ambassadors, and diplomats.
Nowruz added to Vancouver’s calendar
Vancouver City Council has included Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in its calendar to recognize the spiritual heritage of its Iranian and other dual nationality residents who celebrate the first day of spring.
Iran’s largest “korsi” is unveiled
Iran’s largest “korsi” has been unveiled in Meshguin Shahr, northeastern Iran, on the winter solstice, aka as Yalda in Iran, as a symbol of warmth and togetherness. It measures a whopping 100sqm.
Yalda winter solstice celebrations outside Iran
Yalda was celebrated last night across Iran and by Iranians living abroad, also joined in by all those who are interested in the Iranian culture.
Yalda winter solstice – An ancient Iranian celebration
Yalda is one of Iran’s oldest celebrations that takes place on the longest night of the year – the last night of autumn. The celebration is rooted in Mithraism.