Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranians and the related cultural continent and has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, Caucasus, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some groups in the Balkans.
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. As well as being a Zoroastrian holiday and having significance amongst the Zoroastrian ancestors of modern Iranians, the same time is celebrated in parts of the South Asian sub-continent as the new year. The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and Iranian families gather together to observe the rituals.
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For me and my little family, this coming year would be a special one for some secret reasons! So many changes are going to happen and I’m extremely happy and a bit scared about them. How ever, I am sure, at the end of the day, life and its challenges, will bring good thing for us. So far, in my life, I lived my dreams, I have built so many of them in real world and I am going to build rest of them as soon as possible. If there is a will, there is a way!
Happy new year to all of us!