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Newruz or Nowrouz (Persian: نوروز‎‎, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], meaning "[The] New Day", Kurdish: Newroz‎) is the name of the Iranian New Year.

Nowruz is the day of the spring equinox, when the amount of light and dark is the same during the day. It is the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is usually celebrated on March 21.

Nowruz has been celebrated by people from different ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It started in Persia in one of the capitals of the Achaemenid Empire in Persis (Fars).