NOWRUZ; A CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN IRAN
Nowruz as the most splendid, popular, and ancient Iranian festival is deeply rooted in
Zoroastrianism. Iranians celebrate New Year with revival of nature from wintertime. Ancientness,
colorfulness, and affluent symbolism of Nowruz are comparable to other countries and nations’
beliefs and customs.
Nowruz is the Celebration of Life which is determined according to the spring equinox and
coincided with March 21 as the beginning of the spring in the northern hemisphere.
Haji-Firuz, Herald of Nowruz, as the
tambourine man in red and with black painted
face goes to all cities and villages while
dancing and singing happy and vernal songs
and gives glad tidings to young and old.