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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He was the son of Nawab Nowrouz Khan, who led the second insurgency against the state in 1958, and later died in jail.
"67 people have lost their lives in the floods in different provinces since the start of Nowrouz (the start of the New Iranian Year holidays on March 21) and all of them have been identified," Shojayee told FNA.
For centuries, tribes and nations from various religions and faith have come together around the event of Nowrouz, and all have celebrated the spring of nature as a harbinger of hope and happiness.
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.
In addition to the Islamic rituals all over the Islamic world which ws welcomed with great passion and attachment, in Iran and espceiialy in Samaniads territory, Iranian longstanding traditions and customs were held both in the court and among the common people as the ancient traditions like today: the oldest of these procedures is National Iranian New Year (Nowrouz), according to the mythological narratives, it has been the biggest celebration since the Jamshid reign.
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.
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".