Thursday, March 24, 2011

Norouz Celebrations in Tehran

Presidents of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Iraq will take part in an international Norouz (Nowruz) festival hosted by Iran. Kyrgyz deputy prime minister, Qatari Crown Prince and Omani Foreign Minister will also attend the ceremonies, held in Tehran on 27 and 28 March.

Norouz, which coincides with the first day of spring on the solar calendar, is celebrated as the New Year in Iran and the neighboring countries.

Photo: Norouz’s Haft Seen set to mark the coming of the New Year / Press TV