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What is Nowruz? Explained for non-Persians

Nowruz is the Iranian New Year which corresponds to the spring equinox, the first day of spring in the solar calculation of the number of days in a year.
ThetraditionalNewYear’sspread(sofre yehaftsin)featuressevenitemsthatbeginwiththeletterS:sabzeh(sprouts),samanu(pudding),sib(apple),serkeh(vinegar),sir(garlic),senjed(driedoleaster),andsomaq(afruityspice).ThespreadalsotypicallyincludesotheritemssuchasacopyoftheQur’an,amirror,andlivegoldfish.TheIranianNewYear,Noruz,isthemostimportantfestivaloftheyearandiscelebratedbypeoplesfromtheBalkanstoCentralAsiaandIndia.

Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
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Nowruz Rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan

Nowruz in the historical Village of Palangan, Kurdistan. Kurdish People in traditional costumes during the Nowruz Ceremony in the Kurdistan.
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Haji Firuz in Iran - Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

Haji Firuz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring, together with his companion Amu Nowruz, to mark the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.