Mar 20 2023


All Day

Nowruz – Persian New Year

Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, is celebrated every year on or around the spring equinox. Nowruz is a very important holiday for many central Asian communities, including Afghan communities, and is celebrated with food, gift giving, and gatherings of friends and loved ones. Before the holiday, people prepare for Nowruz with a 19-day Bahá’í fast. They go without food from sunrise to sunset. During this time, people also focus on daily prayers and reflections. Some get ready for Nowruz by cleaning their whole house and decorating with fresh flowers.

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