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Nowroz - The New Day or the Rebirth or the first day of the spring...

Nowruz , meaning "The New Day" ; is the name of the Iranian New Year in the Solar Hijri calendar. Nowruz is also referred to as the Persian New Year.
Nowruz marks the first day of spring or Equinox as and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and families gather together to observe the rituals.
Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths. It originated in Persia in one of the capitals of the Achaemenid empire in Persis in Iran and is also celebrated by the cultural region that came under Iranian influence or had migrations by Persians including Azerbaijan, the greater Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and other scattered populations in Central Asia.

Bugün Nevruz . Yeniden doğuş, baharın ilk günü, sevgi ve kardeşlik günü.
Taaaa antik İran'dan bu yana, günümüze kadar gelen bir gelenek.
Herkes'e kutlu olsun.

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