Nowruz 2024 Persian New Year

International Nowruz Day 2024’, which is a Persian New Year, an ancient Iranian festival celebrated on the vernal equinox, signifying the onset of spring

The word “Nowruz” means "new day" in Persian.

Nowruz was officially recognised in 2016 as part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

At the heart of the Nowruz celebrations lies the haft-sin tradition, where families arrange seven symbolic items signifying renewal and vitality.

Exchanging gifts, particularly among children, is customary, often featuring artisan-made crafts

the festivities encompass street performances, traditional music and dance, communal rituals involving water and fire, traditional sports, and the crafting of handicrafts.