Nowruz, Persian New Year

Nowruz: Persian New Year + Customs

Nowruz is the traditional Persian festival of spring which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of the spring. The name comes from Avestan meaning “new day/daylight”. Nowruz is celebrated March 20/21 each year, at … Read More

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The Persian Calendar (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Officially used in Iran and Afghanistan, the Solar Hijri calendar is one of the world’s most accurate calendar systems. It is also known as Persian Calendar, Iranian Calendar, and SH Calendar. The Solar Hijri calendar is not to be confused … Read More