|Start Date||20th Mar 2018 12:00am|
Nowruz is an annual festival marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighbourliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities. Nowruz has been celebrated for about 3,000 years among people regardless of their ethnic background, political views or religion in many nationalities around the globe such as Iranian, Afghan, Kurdish, Tajik, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Georgian, Pakistani, Turkmen, Kyrgyzstani, Albanian, Iraqi, Syrian, Turkish, and Indian.
In 2009, the United Nation’s General Assembly recognised Nowruz as part of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.