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NOWRUZ in the Islamic Period

NOWRUZ in the Islamic Period

The Islamic conquest altered many Iranian traditions specifically associated with national ideology, imperial institutions, and Zoroastrian rituals. Although Nowruz was an established symbol of these three aspects,....

Customs and Traditions before Nowruz

Customs and Traditions before Nowruz

Since ancient times, Iranians have observed various customs and traditions before Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and after that. These are a series of activities that take different forms in various parts of Iran. Below is a list of some activities people have been involved to get prepared for this annual festivity....

Nowruz in Islam

Nowruz in Islam

The word `Nowruz` is a compound word; No and Ruz together mean New Day, ...

Esfandgan Celebration

Esfandgan Celebration

The monthEsfand, particularly its fifth day which is called “Esfandrouz” in all Iranian calendars has been regarded as the month and day of celebrating fertile earth and women in Iranian culture....

Norouz Across Various Lands

Norouz Across Various Lands

Norouz is not celebrated only in Iran. Different nations across the Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan and Indian Peninsula celebrate it but they have different ceremonies or even mythologies about it. Here we explore some of these resemblances and differences....

Nowruz History and Its Origins among Iranians

Nowruz History and Its Origins among Iranians

When no agricultural activities were possible in Winter, each individual used to go home and try to keep warm on his/her own. The end of Winter and beginning of Spring, when it got warm again and the people, most of whom were farmers, could get out and come together for work and produce food, the time for togetherness started. This could be a solid reason for Nowruz celebration!...

Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

The first day of spring is cause for a celebration, especially after the winter many of us have been having. But it's hard to top the 13-day festivities of the Persian New Year, Nowruz....

Happy Nowruz and New Iranian Year

Happy Nowruz and New Iranian Year

Originating in Iran’s ancient history, Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide on March 21, the day of the spring Equinox, which marks the sun’s crossing of the Equator and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz is as one of the oldest and most cherished festivities celebrated for at least 3,000 years....

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