Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival Information

Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival Information

Name: Norooz, Nawrouz, Newroz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Navroz
Country: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Observed by: Iranian peoples
Significance: Day of new year on the Solar Hijri calendar
Date: 20 March; can vary between 19 and 21 March
Frequency: Annual

Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival – Nowruz or Navroz marks the beginning of the spring season and is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm among various Parsi communities across the world.

Nowruz: Nowruz or Navroz or Newroz, the Iranian New Year that marks the beginning of the spring season, is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm among various Parsi communities across the world including India. The word ‘now’ means new and ‘ruz’ means day, which translates to ‘a new day’. Nowruz marks the beginning of Farvardin, the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar and is usually celebrated on March 20 or 21 globally. Considered an important day to do good deeds and speak good words, people clean their houses, buy new clothes, and cook an elaborate spread for their family and friends on this festival.

Which countries celebrate Nowruz?

Nowruz is celebrated in many countries having significant Persian cultural influence like Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia. Nowruz is celebrated by Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, as well as by the Iranis, Shias and Parsis in the Indian subcontinent and diaspora. Nowruz is also celebrated in the Americas and in Europe, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Toronto, Cologne and London by Iranian communities. In Phoenix, Arizona, Nowruz is celebrated as the Persian New Year Festival.

Nowruz celebrations in India:

In India, the festival is observed around August 16 – 17 by Parsi community following the Shahenshahi calendar which does not account for leap years, which means the holiday has now moved by 200 days from its original day. However, many people also celebrate it in March.

Some of the traditional Nowruz dishes include Patra Ni Macchi, Akoori, Falooda, Dhansak, Ravo, Sali Boti, Saffron Pulao.

History:

The festival of Nowruz is named after the Persian king, Jamshed, who is credited for creating the Persian or the Shahenshahi calendar. As per the legend, Jamshed saved the world from an apocalypse that came in the form of a winter and destined to kill everyone. According to scriptures, in the realm of King Jamshed, there was no excessive heat or cold and no premature deaths and everyone lived happily. It is said that the festival came to India courtesy an 18th century wealthy tradesman from Surat, Nusservanji Kohyaji, who often travelled to Iran and began celebrating Nowruz in India.

Celebrations:

Parsis dress up in their traditional attire, decorate their homes with lights and rangoli and prepare delicious fare. They entertain guests in their homes and also go to visit their dear ones. Parsis also visit Fire Temple and offer fruits, sandalwood, milk and flowers to the fire on this auspicious day. Communal festivities also include bonfires, feasts, musical performances, poetry readings, and traditional sports.

Happy Iranian New Year: Wishes, quotes to share with your friends on Nowruz

  • Happy Iranian New Year: Wishes, quotes to share with your friends on Nowruz
  • Happy Iranian New Year: Spend this day with friends, family and your loved ones and mark the first day of Farvardin with a lot of memories.
  • Happy Iranian New Year: The new year is almost here. Every year, the Iranian New Year, also known as Nowruz, is celebrated with a lot of grandeur and pomp by several ethnolinguistic groups all over the world. Nowruz marks the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar –an Iran calendar officially referred to in Iran and Afghanistan.
  • The tradition of celebrating Nowruz is deep-rooted in the Iranian people. For over 3000 years, Nowruz is being celebrated by diverse communities across Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, the Balkans, and South Asia. Nowruz is an extremely secular festival and is celebrated with a lot of happiness by people across religions of Zoroastrians, Baha’i and Islam.
  • To celebrate this auspicious day, we have curated a list of wishes which you can share with your friends and near and dear ones and mark the day:
  • May the first day of the month of Farvardin bring hope and light to you. Happy Nowruz.
  • Happy Nowruz to you and your family. May the day bring fresh hope and enthusiasm.
  • Happy Nowruz to you and your family. May the day bring fresh hope and enthusiasm.
  • Happy Nowruz to you, your family, your friends and your loved ones. This year will bring new light of hope.
  • On this auspicious day, let me wish you love, luck, prosperity and a whole lot of warmth.
  • On this auspicious day, let me wish you love, luck, prosperity and a whole lot of warmth.
  • At the end of the tunnel of trying times, may there be the glimmer of hope. May Nowruz guide you to that light.
  • May the beginning of the new year pave your whole year to be lot brighter and better. Have a great Nowruz.
  • May the beginning of the new year pave your whole year to be lot brighter and better. Have a great Nowruz.
  • This is the year that all your dreams will come true and all of your hard work will bear results, Happy Nowruz.
  • This is the year that all your dreams will come true and all of your hard work will bear results, Happy Nowruz.
  • May sadness and fear never find their way to you and may the wide smile on your face never leave. Happy Parsi New Year!
  • Happy Nowruz to you and your loved ones. Spend the day in togetherness and prosperity.
  • Happy Nowruz to you and your loved ones. Spend the day in togetherness and prosperity.
  • Happy New Year! This year will be filled with love and warmth. May you prosper.

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