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Naw Ruz

Why are 5 Million 'Spies' Celebrating the First Day of Spring?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Arranging for so many 'secret agents', including Arctic Inuit and Kalahari tribes people, to celebrate "Naw Ruz", a holiday special to Iranians and other countries with historical ties to Persia, seems to be a bizarre way to commit sedition against a country.

Another Nowruz Behind Prison Walls

Jack Gordon | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Jack Gordon

Three-year-old Artin Rahimian stands in line to visit his mother in Iran's Evin prison. It's been two years since Faran Hessami and her husband, Kamran Rahimian, were arrested for their role as educators for the Baha'i faith community, Iran's largest religious minority.

Happy Nowruz To All!

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Nowruz is the only holiday celebrated by all Persians, of every religious background, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Baha'i or of no religion. For a sense of this, multiply the food, festivity, family and tradition of Thanksgiving times 1,000.

Baha'is Celebrate Festive Season Of Ayyam-i-Ha

Rothwell Polk | Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

The Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha is a time of fellowship within the Baha'i community and toward all of humanity. Baha'is have few rituals so creativity is the watchword in community celebrations.

International Nowruz: Spring Equinox Celebrated At The United Nations

Grove Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

Festivities welcoming the first day of spring have been enjoyed for thousands of years; from an astronomical point of view, it's a universal celebration.

Nowruz 2011: Iranian American Baha'is Observe New Year With Traditional Customs

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

Naw-Ruz marks the end of the Baha'i month of fasting and is a festive Holy Day for all Baha'is around the globe. Many Iranian American Baha'is still observe the cultural traditions of Naw-Ruz.

Baha'is Slow Down, Tune In During Fast

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

Members of the Baha'i Faith around the world begin a season of fasting March 2. Baha'is abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown during the Fast and recite especially revealed prayers.