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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Payam Rahmani
- Explore score
- 0.09 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Mar 19, 2009
- Date taken
- Mar 19, 2009
In this Gigapan you see people has come out of their homes for shopping. This is the day before the new year in Iran and people are very happy. The cars were almost unable to move in Sattar Khan St, because people are almost everywhere.
Nowrūz (Persian: نوروز /noʊruz/ ↔ [noʊɾuːz]; Kurdish: نهورۆز; with various local pronunciations and spellings, meaning 'New Day') is the traditional Iranian new year holiday celebrated by Iranian people and initiated in Ancient Iran. Apart from Iran, the holiday is celebrated in many other parts of the world (specifically countries or regions that belonged to the Greater Iran such as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Kurdish southeast of Turkey) including parts of West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia.
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (the start of spring in the northern hemisphere), which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. As well as being a Zoroastrian holiday and having significance amongst the Zoroastrian ancestors of modern Iranian, it is also a holy day for Alawites, Alevis, Nizari Ismaili Muslims and adherents of the Bahá'í Faith.