UN Celebrates Persian New Year

The United Nations Organization held a ceremony at its Headquarters in New York to mark the International Day of Nowruz.

The ceremony was attended by UN Assistant Secretary-General Yan Eliasson and representatives, ambassadors along with diplomats from other member states.The ceremony was co-organized by Iran's Permanent Mission to the UN and eleven other countries.Addressing the ceremony on Monday afternoon, Iran's Ambassador to the UN Gholam Hossein Dehqani said Nowruz is a good indication of continuation of Persian culture and Iranian identification as well as a reminder of Iranian rich culture and its contribution to the human civilization and culture.He said that declaring Nowruz as an International Day by the UN and considering Nowruz as a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO and recognition of it by many world parliaments show its cultural and historical importance.Nowrouz, which coincides with the first day of spring on the solar calendar, is mostly celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.The International Day of Nowrouz was registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on February 23, 2010.For Iranians, Nowrouz is a celebration of renewal and change, a time to visit relatives and friends, and pay respect to senior family members.Iranians welcome the New Year by wearing new clothes and setting the Haft Seen, a table containing seven items starting with the letter 'S'; Sabzeh (freshly grown greens), Samanu (sweet wheat paste), Senjed (jujube), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Serkeh (vinegar) and Somaq (sumac).

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