20th March 2024 by

Nowruz 20 March

Post contributed by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador

Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, starts at different times across different hemispheres, but is generally marked by the first day of Spring. In 2010, the UN declared March 21st as International Nowruz Day.

Nowruz is all about celebrating new beginnings: the start of the new year, the start of spring and the rebirth of nature.

The festivities run for around two weeks and including spring cleaning homes, decorating homes with flowers and buying items such as fish. There are often big families feasts often based on the ancient Persian tradition haft-sin where seven food items beginning with ‘s’ in Farsi are laid on the table and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal.

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