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'To The Overachieving Parsi Community': President Kovind And PM Modi Wish Navroz Mubarak; Here Is How The World Is Celebrating The Persian New Year

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

Navroz, or Nowruz, marks the Persian and Iranian New Year.

Celebrated every year on March 21, the day is dedicated to the beginning of the spring and renewal of nature, and is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the calendar followed by the Zoroastrians.

On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "Navroz Mubarak to everybody, especially to our small, much-loved and overachieving Parsi community. May the coming year be happy and fulfilling."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the Parsi community on Navroz, earlier today.

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He tweeted, "Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community! May the coming year further the spirit of happiness and harmony. I pray that everyone's dreams and aspirations are fulfilled."

Though a day of global observance, it is predominantly celebrated in the Western and Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Balkans. It is a declared public holiday in many nations including Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Iraq.

Also, Iran offers a 14-day-long vacation for universities and schools on the occasion of Navroz. Apart from marking the first day of spring, Navroz also promotes peace, solidarity, and friendship among people and different communities.

Let's take dive deep into the festival that is celebrated across the world by over 300 million people. 

Here are a few unknown facts of this glorious celebration and how it is celebrated across the globe: 

  • Some families place a goldfish on the meal table for good luck and poetry books or the holy book as a personification for education and enlightenment.
  • The Persian New Year dates back for over than 3000 years old and there are available records of it being celebrated even back in the 6th century BC
  • On the occasion, there are 7 delicacies are prepared that begin with 'sh' and 'sa' that symbolises the creation of the planet earth in 7 days

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(With ANI inputs)