Diversity and unity as represented by Navroz

Nawroz to be widely celebrated in the country

By Zarghona Salihi

KABUL, Mar 20 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghans in different parts of the country celebrate Nawroz 1386 (New Year) differently, preparing a variety of foods, visiting shrines, calling on relatives and making special trips to participate in festivities.

Most offices remained closed and the government declared March 20 a public holiday.


Afghan girls play on the occasion of Nawroz, the New Year ceremony, held at the Sakhi shrine in. Afghans celebrated their new year by watching a few dozen beefy wrestlers smoothly erect an 8-meter flag pole topped with a bouquet of plastic flowers, a sign of good fortune for the next year. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Canadian Master Warrant Officer Wayne Bartlett ladles out food to the hungry troops as Afghan soldiers and their Canadian advisors briefly put down their weapons in Ma’sum Ghar, Afghanitsan on Wednesday to celebrate Afghanistan’s New Year’s Day with tribal music, traditional dancing and a feast of freshly slaughtered sheep. (CP PHOTO/John Cotter) –More–

The Amini family examines the seven things one should see first thing in the morning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, at the Iranian Club. –More–

Iranians living in Japan have celebrated Persian New Year, Nowruz, in the capital city, Tokyo. –More–

The city of Isfahan in central Iran has marked Nowruz, ( Persian New Year ) by playing host to an exhibition of handicrafts. –More–

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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