2 April 2021 - 12:04
Stay at home on Nature's Day

The thirteenth day of Persian New Year under the name of “Sizdah Bedar” marks the end of the Norouz holidays in Iran. The day is officially known as Nature's Day during which Iranian devote the whole day to an outdoor social gathering.

Iran (IMNA) - Sizdah means thirteen in Farsi that is recognized as an unlucky number, and Bedar means getting free of something; therefore, “Sizdah bedar” implies that people should throw away their ill-omened fate.

Referring to the negative role of social gatherings in speeding up the transmission of the coronavirus, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said, "We urge people to stay at home on Nature's Day and refrain from holding any mass gatherings.”

"As related to the ancient tradition of Iran, the 13th of Farvardin and the day of nature are connected with our Iranian nature tourism tradition; However, due to the current conditions prevailing in the country and the serious danger of gatherings in the transmission of Covid 19, our request from our people is that to stay at home on the day of nature as in the previous year to protect their own health and that of their loved ones,” Lari noted.

She ended, " According to the issued decree by the National Headquarters to Combat Coronavirus, any gathering in parks and green spaces of cities on Nature's Day is prohibited."

Stay at home in Nature's Day

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