Growing wheatgrass is one of the most common traditional preparations for Nowruz.
|Type||National, ethnic, international|
|Significance||New Year holiday|
|Date||March 19, 20, or 21|
|2018 date||Tuesday 20 March 2018|
at 16:15 UTC *
|2019 date||Wednesday 20 March 2019|
at 21:58 UTC *
|2020 date||Friday 20 March 2020|
at 03:50 UTC *
|Norooz, Nawrouz, Newroz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz|
|Country||Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan|
|Region||Asia and the Pacific|
|Inscription||2016 (4th session)|
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز, meaning "[The] New Day", IPA: [nouˈɾuːz]; Kurdish: Newroz; Turkish: Nevruz) 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 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).
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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