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Hossein Askari
Happy new year!? It's the first day of the Iranian new year or "Norooz", literally meaning 'new day'. Do you know anything about that? Do you have any similar traditions like ours in your culture?
Mar 21, 2018 12:25 PM
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@ Elena:

Nowruz, sometimes called the Persian new year, is the official new year in Iran and it is one of the oldest Iranian traditions that has been celebrated by Iranians or people living in Greater Iran since thousands of years ago. It marks the vernal equinox (the astronomical spring) in the northern hemisphere and it coincides with the first day of the Aries constellation. In the Gregorian calendar, Nowruz or the vernal equinox happens on March 20th or March 21st. Another fun fact is that the months of the Iranian calendar coincide with zodiac constellations. Here is the name of Iranian months with their corresponding zodiac signs:

Farvardin: Aries, Ordibehesht: Taurus, Khordad: Gemini, Tir: Cancer, Mordad: Leo, Shahrivar: Virgo

Mehr: Libra, Aban: Scorpio, Azar: Sagittarius, Dey: Capricorn, Bahman: Aquarius, Espand: Pisces

March 21, 2018
Hossein, the day we celebrate the new year in my state(Odisha) is called "Pana Sankranti".
March 21, 2018
I know it is celebrated in Azerbaijan and uzbekistan. But I didn't know It is in Iran :)
March 21, 2018

Happy New Year to you, Mr. Askari.

I think everyone knows it on italki now since we Iranians kept posting it! :D 

March 21, 2018
Whay do you call it Sudeep?
March 21, 2018
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Hossein Askari
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English, Persian (Farsi)
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