Chapter Online Event -- Sunday, April 16th, 2023

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(open until Saturday, April 15)
Cost: Free 

Morning Session -- Cancelled

Lunch Break

12:00 - 13:30

Afternoon Session

13:30 - 15:30

Title: Renaissance of Nature-New Year of 300 Million Throughout the Middle East

Presenter: Abdollah Dodangeh


Now-Ruz (New Day), is an ancient Persian New Year celebration that dates back 3000 years. It has been a Zoroastrian holy celebration for the new year and the birthday of Zoroaster.

Nowruz Celebration has Religious and Secular dimensions. Both have evolved significantly over various societies. The one with the extension of observance, the other with the accumulation of charming poetic tradition.

The celebration is the astronomical beginning of the spring season on March 21, with the commencement of the Vernal Equinox/Spring Equinox, known as春分の日in the Japanese calendar, which is traditionally considered the celebration of the victory of spring over winter; light over darkness; and love over hate.

Nowruz is nowadays celebrated in several societies such as Iran, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, and in other parts of the world.  

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