Iran New Year
Iranian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated by Iranians worldwide. Nowruz has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. This holiday marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere that is the first day of first month (Farvardin) in Iranian Calendar. This festival is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion. Nowruz is celebrated in Iran, India, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikestan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The spring festival of Iranian origin was recognized by UN General Assembly as the international day of Nowruz in 2010. Indeed, Nowruz was officially registered on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
During this festival (from the first to the 13th day of spring) Iranian people pay house visits to one another. Typically, the youngers visit the elders first, and the elders return their visit later.
Prior to the new year, the Iranian people usually do a significant amount of Spring Cleaning to get rid of last year’s dirt and germs to prepare for Nowruz and a good year. Family members usually gather around the Haft Seen on the first day of Nowruz and await the exact moment of the arrival of the spring. Haft Seen (seven elements start with “s” sound) is decorated with some items that represent the new season. The item includes Quran, the Holy Book; Hafez’s Divan; a mirror; live goldfish; decorated eggs; Seeb (apple; representing beauty); Seer (garlic; representing good health); Serkeh (vinegar, representing patience); Sonbol (hyacinth; representing spring); Samanu (sweet pudding; representing fertility); Sabzeh (sprouts; representing rebirth); and Sekeh (coins; representing prosperity).
In the last day of the new year festival which is called “Sizdah Bedar” (meaning thirteen outdoors), Iranian people go out in groups and spend all day outdoors in the nature.
Sun World, as an Iranian Tour Operator, Welcomes Travelers to Enjoy Iran Nature Tours, Iran Eco-Tours, Iran Architecture Tours, Iran Historical Tours, Iran Sport tours, etc.
Travel to Iran by Iran Sun World, a Tour Agent.