Persian New Year

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  • Natanz hosts thousand tourists during Nowrouz

    Natanz hosts thousand tourists during Nowrouz

    Head of the Travel Services Coordination Headquarter of Natanz county said, "During the Nowruz holidays, more than 520 thousand tourists visited the city's historical, religious, tourist and recreational sites."

  • Chickpea Cookies Popular Nowruz Cookies

    Chickpea Cookies Popular Nowruz Cookies

    Nowruz is an ancient Persian festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature; For many families, Nowruz means preparing special cookies like Chickpea. 

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    Nowruz; the Persian New Year begins on the first day of spring, almost 21th March.

  • Last hours of New Year

    Last hours of New Year

    Iranian people have spilled into streets to buy the last stuff of the New Year!

  • Happy Chaharshanbe Suri

    Happy Chaharshanbe Suri

    One of Iranian favorite rituals ahead of the Persian New Year is a fire festival on the eve of the last Wednesday of the outgoing Persian Year. So on the last Tuesday night of the year when the sun goes down, bonfires are lit all over Iran. As a custom of bidding evil adieu and welcoming hope and joy, Iranian jump over bonfires saying an epigram out loud. And that, is just one of persian customs for Chaharshanbeh Soori.

  • Persian New Year not well known globally

    Persian New Year not well known globally

    "Persian New year, unlike the Christian or Chinese New Year, doesn’t attract foreign tourists; this is the weak point for Iran," Jamshid Jafarpour, the member of the Cultural Commission of Islamic Consultative Assembly said.

  • Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    On the eve of the Persian New Year, Iranian are getting ready to welcome Nowrouz; just before Nowrouz, families gather around the special table called Haft-Seen in order to celebrate the New Year. In the Persian language, the word Haft refers to the magic number of seven, and the letter "S" indicates seven main items on the table that start with the letter S(Seen in Persian).

  • Half the world shining in Nowruz

    Half the world shining in Nowruz

    The CEO of beautification organization of Isfahan municipality announced the installation of 20 lighting urban elements throughout the city, and said, "These elements will be installed in the main areas of the city, on the eve of beginning the New Year."

  • Persian New Year to Be Celebrated in France

    Persian New Year to Be Celebrated in France

    A ceremony is to be held on the eve of the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, in the French capital Paris with the aim of strengthening inter-cultural relations between different nations.

  • Isfahan ready to host spring

    Isfahan ready to host spring

    "Coincide with the beginning of the New Year, 400 urban elements will be installed in 15 municipal districts of the city," the head of beautification organization of travel service coordination headquarter of Isfahan said.

  • Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Iran (IMNA) - A fish bowl with one or some goldfish is one of the main items of Haft Seen; though it does not start with "S" in Persian. Some people believe that it is the symbol of life and good luck; the red color of goldfish stands for kindness, victory, and livelihood. Over the past years, environmentalists urged people not to buy goldfish, since they are imprisoned in a jar and finally they are doomed to die, while Nowrouz itself is the celebration of rebirth, health, wealth, hope, and livelihood. Although, as it appears, some people cannot emit goldfish from their Haft Seen table; therefore, the best way is to learn how to buy healthy goldfish, take care of them appropriately and finally drop them in running waters.

  • 240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    "Based on the most recent data available, more than 240 million ornamental fish are produced in the country; it indicates a growing trend in comparison to the last year," the expert of ornamental fish in fisheries organization said.

  • Isfahan ready to welcome Nowruz guests

    Isfahan ready to welcome Nowruz guests

    "In Nowrouz 2019, travelers will be accommodated in hotels and guesthouses in the first place. Of course, more than 7500 school classes, dormitories, and sport halls have also been prepared for the accommodation of extra travelers," the deputy of urban services of Isfahan municipality said.