Happy Naw Ruz!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Naw-Rúz (literally new day) is the Bahá'í new year festival and falls at the spring equinox, on March 21st. Naw-Rúz symbolises the new life of spring.

Adopted by Bahá'u'lláh as the beginning of the Bahá'i New Year, Naw-Rúz is an old Iranian celebration which also marks the start of the Zoroastrian new year, and is celebrated by Persians around the world as the Persian new year. This day marks the first day of the Bahá'i month of Bahá, and is one of the 9 holy days which work is to be suspended.

Time is spent celebrating, visiting friends and relatives, exchanging gifts and enjoying many delicious meals and desserts at potluck gatherings.


Anonymous said...

I want to suspend work? I love. having another new start! Makes so much sense on spring equinox

Justin Johnson said...

That's what I think. Perfect day to start a new Year - since the Faith began in 1844, it is 166 B.E. (Bahá'í Era). ;-)

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