|Significance||New year holiday|
|Date||March 20, 21 or 22|
|2012 date||Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 05:14 UTC *|
|Celebrations||The Haftsin setting, Chahârshanbe Sûrî, Sizdah Bedar, etc.|
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], Turkish: Nevruz, meaning "[The] New Day") it is what the Iranians call their New Year. It is one of the ancient celebrations which has survived throughout history and is considered to be a day in which new good things start.
Nowruz is an Ancient Persian new year holiday, celebrated in early spring 20 - 21 March. Khurdish and in Middle East and many other countries in Central Asia including Iran, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan celebrate this event on 21 - 22 March. It is considered to be one of the most important celebrations of Persians.
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