Warmest congratulates to my dear friends all who live in the country and abroad and also those who are interested in Iranian ancient culture on the arrival of the new Iranian calendar year, wishing all of you and your honorable family members a happy and prosperous year.
Norouz meaning “new day” marks the Iranian New Year also known as Persian New Year – starting March 21– in the solar hijrah calendar.
Iran is the birthplace of the feast dating back to almost 4,000 years ago.
Although the United Nations General Assembly has officially recognized Norouz as an Iranian festival, the annual ceremony is not limited to Iran.
In addition to Iran, over 300 million people in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other parts of the world celebrate the auspicious occasion.