Date: March 21
Organized By: UNESCO
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
The word Nowruz means new day. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Nowruz celebrates the start of the Persian spring festival March 21 every year. It is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature.
This day is observed to promote peace and solidarity, particularly in families. The day also focuses reconciliation and neighborliness, mutual respect, contributing to cultural diversity, avoiding religious divides and friendship among peoples and different communities.
United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as International Day of Nowruz in the 71st plenary meeting on 23 February 2010 through a resolution.
Actions and Programs
Many activities and programs are conducted around the world to celebrate International Day of Nowruz. Many programs or events conducted on this day include folk dance performances, special concerts, and tree planting ceremonies.