People across the world are observing Nowruz, the Persian new year, today.
Today marks the start of Spring and a new year for millions of people across dozens of countries
Nowroz is celebrated yearly across the globe when the spring equinox begins and is the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar calendar.
The day has Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, and as per the UN it has been celebrated by diverse communities for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, the Balkans and South Asia.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres remarked that “Nowruz serves as inspiration to recover and rebuild in a more just and durable way, in harmony with nature” as the world rebuilds amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Longer days, warmer temperatures and new beginnings; today is officially the Spring Equinox. And that means Iranians around the world are celebrating Nowruz, Iranian New Year.
Narendra Modi@narendramodi·Navroz Mubarak! Praying for a year filled with happiness, wonderful health and prosperity for everyone.