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Iranian New Year

Celebrating The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

Obama Sends Nowruz Message To Iran

Reuters | Jeff Mason | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the ...

Social Media Helps Young Iranian Fashion Designers

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Vahdat Hall, originally called Roudaki Hall and built for artistic performances, was a prominent venue for major concerts and plays over the years. Th...

Celebrating The Persian New Year

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

Happy Nowruz! How We Celebrate The Persian New Year

Mahshad Khosraviani | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Mahshad Khosraviani

May you be wise enough to count only the blessings you have been showered with, the friends you have made, and the joys you've received in the past year.

PHOTOS: Despite Sanctions, Iranians Celebrate New Year

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, March 20 (Reuters) - These should be prosperous days for Ali Pasha, who owns a tourism company in Dubai that...

The War on Iranian New Year

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

If you understood Nowruz, you would understand the people of Iran. And you would understand what the economic sanctions, covert operations, and the words -- yes, the words -- of war are doing to a people on the brink of renewal.

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.

Nowrouz Sees Binge Of Drinking, Drugging In Iran Despite Nationwide Ban

BBC | Faraj Balafkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During the month building up to Nowrouz police statistics show that on average more than 25,000 cans of alcoholic drinks and some 135,000 litres of ho...

Ali Larijani, Iranian Parliament Speaker, Slams Obama's Nowruz Greeting

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's Parliament, on Wednesday criticized the United States in harsher terms than any other leading Iranian figure has d...

Spring Holidays Around The World (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For many, the coming of spring marks the coming of the holiday season. Around the world people of many religions, cultures and nations gather this se...

President Obama Offers Iran "A Promise of a New Day"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's promise of a new day in U.S.-Iranian relations must be given the opportunity to bear fruit free from outside intervention.