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Iran rings in New Year with message of peace

SHAFAQNA - Iran has ushered in the new Persian year of 1396, with President Hassan Rouhani underlining the need for interaction and peace in his message to the leaders of 11 countries that also mark the occasion.  “The world, today…

Nowruz celebrations to begin on Monday

SHAFAQNA - Nowruz celebrations, marking the beginning of the Persian New Year, will begin on Monday at exactly 2:28:40 pm. Nothing random about the timing here — it is the exact moment of the Vernal Equinox, marking the beginning of spring. The…

US President wishes Iran a happy Nowruz

SHAFAQNA - US President Barack Obama says Washington recognizes Iran’s “right to peaceful nuclear energy” in his Nowruz message to congratulate Iranians on the eve of the Persian calendar New Year. “We recognize Iran’s right to…

Nowruz 2016 - Celebrating the new year

SHAFAQNA - On 20 March a number of people of the Zoroastrian faith will mark the festival of Nowruz. This is the Iranian New Year and is celebrated on the vernal equinox to mark the beginning of spring, with the word "Nowruz" translating to…

Rebirth and Light - Everything you need to know about Nowruz

SHAFAQNA - What is Nowruz? It is a day that marks the New Year across parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Asia. It can be spelled Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz or Nevruz depending on the region. Where is…

Imam Reza Holy Shrine Prepates for 3 Million Daily Attendances in Nowruz

SHAFAQNA - Supervisor of General Office of Public Relations of Astan Quds Razavi said that all servants and crews of Razavi Holy Shrine will have an extra service during Nowruz and stated: “on these days, Razavi Holy Shrine will be ready…