Nowruz

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Noun1.Nowruz - (Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox
Farsi, Persian - the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
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ISLAMABAD -- An impressive and colourful ceremony to celebrate International Nowrouz Festival was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Monday.
Also indicted were two Iranian nationals, Hanri Terminassian, 55, and Hormuz Nowrouz, 56, both of whom are believed to be inside Iran.
He said that about 200,000 policemen have been deployed to ensure the protection of public order during the popular Kurdish celebration Nowrouz, celebrated on March 20-21.
Ahmadi-Nejad on March 20 marked the Iranian new year Nowrouz by vowing to play an active role in the June 14 election, despite being prevented by law from running for a third term.
According to Tajik Deputy Minister of Energy and Industries Poulad Mohyeddinov, the second phase of Tajikistan's Sangtoudeh-II power project is due to come online during the upcoming Nowrouz festivities.
Last month, Turkmen Minister of Culture Gunca Mammedowa announced that Turkmenistan is scheduled to host the next international ceremonies to celebrate Nowrouz.
Many years ago, when DSF used to be held in March, we'd see Indian or Iranian tourists at that time as school holidays usually start in India towards the end of March and the Iranians celebrate Nowrouz," he added.
Despite these financial difficulties, Iranian travel agencies have released large and colourful advertisements in mass-selling dailies, offering overseas trips ahead of the country's New Year, Nowrouz, observed on March 21.
Holleh Nowrouz was dismissed by Sharks chief executive Steve Diamond following a "stringent disciplinary review" after her comments, which were posted in October, came to light last week.
Nowrouz wrote on Facebook: "Oh, the joys of managing a sport club's social media when we've lost the last seven Premiership home games.
Zanzibar's vice-president is in Iran to attend the 2nd world Nowrouz
Dubai At 45 seconds past 2:50am on Monday, hundreds of thousands of Iranians in Dubai marked the first day of spring and the year 1390 on the Persian calendar with Nowrouz, or new day.