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Nowruz
نوروز
Nowruzنوروز
Growing wheatgrass is one of the most common traditional preparations for Nowruz.
Observed by
TypeNational, ethnic, international
SignificanceNew Year holiday
DateMarch 19, 20, or 21
2020 dateFriday 20 March 2020
at 03:50 UTC *
2021 dateSaturday 20 March 2021
at 09:37 UTC *
2022 dateSunday 20 March 2022
at 15:33 UTC *

Template:Infobox intangible heritage Nowruz (Persian: نوروز, meaning "[The] New Day", IPA: [nouˈɾuːz]; Kurdish: Newroz it is what the Iranians call their New Year.[15] It is one of the ancient celebrations which has survived throughout history and is considered to be a day in which new good things start.

Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], meaning "[The] New Day", Kurdish: Newroz) is the name of the Iranian New Year.

Nowruz is the day of the spring equinox, when the amount of light and dark is the same during the day. It is the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is usually celebrated on March 21.

Nowruz has been celebrated by people from different ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It started in Persia in one of the capitals of the Achaemenid Empire in Persis (Fars).

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