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Let This Mystic Poet Be Your Guide On The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Cyrus Abhar, an Iranian Baha’i engineer in Sacramento, California, was facing what he described as "serious difficulty" in his life some years ago. ...

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 ...

This Norooz, Wishing Iranians (Access to) a Healthy New Year

Yasmin Radjy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Yasmin Radjy

Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.

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...

A Film Festival for the Persian New Year

Maryam Zar | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

In Los Angeles, Angelenos are lucky to have an organization called Farhang, headquartered right here close to home. Farhang works tirelessly year around to advance the understanding of Persian culture, without regard to political or religious conversations that often swirl around any mention of Iran.

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...

Persian New Year 2012: Artist Breathes New Life Into Nowruz

Aria Fani | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Aria Fani

Niloufar Talebi's The Persian Rite of Spring makes an entire culture, in which poetry is one of the most important and prized art forms, intelligible to all audiences, pulling together the pieces of a puzzle for both Iranian and non-Iranian audiences.

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.

Why Are Reps. Miller and Posey Refusing to Wish Iranians a Happy Norooz?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Two Florida Republican Congressmen chose to vote against a resolution wishing Iranians worldwide a happy new year. This was an odd choice, given that the resolution is in no way controversial.

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.