What is Nowruz?

Nowruz, or the Iranian and Parsi New Year as it is famously known, is the celebration that marks the beginning of Farvardin, the first month in the Zoroastrian calendar.

Who celebrates Nowruz?

The term ‘Nowruz’ is a mix of ‘now’ and ‘ruz’, which means ‘a new day’. The festivities of Nowruz are the markers of a fresh start and love between people and families.

Promoting clean surroundings

The tradition of cleaning one's home during the weeks that lead up to Nowruz marks the importance of having a clean atmosphere at home.

Deep clean your heart

This internal deep cleaning involves the very simple acts of self-reflection, and introspection, cleaning the heart and mind by removing any grudges, sadness or negativity.

Celebrating togetherness

They are the ones who define togetherness and Nowruz celebrates this same togetherness. It is a day to celebrate love, unity, togetherness, and bonds.

Forgive, forget, move on

The day of Nowruz and the ones leading up to it encourage people to reflect on their past actions, ask for forgiveness for any wrongdoings, and forgive others who wronged them

Welcome the new days

As nature wakes up from its winter slumber, and the colours of spring spread around us, the day of Nowruz becomes one for renewal, growth, and transformation.