World of Mouth: New Day for Persians

30.03.2011                      24.Adar ll, 5771

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World of Mouth: New Day for Persians

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is seen as a time of renewal and fresh starts; in preparation, houses are cleaned top-to-bottom and new clothes are bought.

For the past several days, Persians around the world have been in the midst of celebrating their biggest holiday of the year- Nowruz (translates as “New Day” or “New Light.”) Nowruz is the New Year’s Day on the Persian calendar and it has been celebrated for over 3,000 years!
Nowruz is begins on the first day of the Vernal Equinox (when the sun crosses the equator and winter ends) which is usually around March 21. However, the holiday is celebrated for almost two weeks.  As is typical with many New Year’s celebrations around the world, Nowruz is seen as a time of renewal and fresh starts. In preparation, houses are cleaned top-to-bottom and new clothes are bought….