Nowruz Mubarak! A time to start afresh

Every year millions of people celebrate Nowruz which marks the advent of spring. The holiday of renewal dates back thousands of years and it occurs on the day of the vernal equinox

Nowruz- Persian New Year

Nowruz’s origin story is rooted in Zoroastrianism, an ancient Persian religion that predates both Christianity and Islam

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Afghan women performing during the Nowruz festival

Nowruz is celebrated worldwide in different cultures and regions through various rituals

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PM greets Parsi

PM Narendra Modi took on Twitter to wish the Parsi community 'happiness and harmony' on Nowruz

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President greets Parsi

President Kovind greets Parsis on Nowruz via Twitter

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Nowruz table setting

7 items in the table setting: Apple, grass, sea-buckthorn, vinegar, samanak, sumac and garlic signifying health, greenery, regeneracy, disinfection, power, patience and stimulation respectively

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Spring cleaning

Everyone goes into spring-cleaning mode, ridding their homes of any unnecessary clutter and lingering grime that’s settled in over the past year so they can start fresh

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