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Lets celebrate Persian New Year Nowruz نوروز

Hosted by the Consul of the Milan A Journey to the Middle East Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 20 Mar 19:30 - Thu 21 Mar 02:30

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The first day of the Iranian calendar falls on the March equinox, the first day of spring; Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) of the Iranian calendar. It usually occurs on March 21st or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed. The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals. In the 11th century CE the Iranian calendar was reformed in order to fix the beginning of the calendar year, i.e. Nowruz, at the vernal equinox. Accordingly, the definition of Nowruz given by the Iranian scientist Tusi was the following: "the first day of the official New Year Nowruz was always the day on which the sun entered Aries before noon.

The word Nowruz is a combination of Persian words now, (English: new) and ruz (English: day).

Despite its Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by diverse communities. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin , and The Balkans It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.

This year we celebrate Nowruz with other Iranians in Milan on Wednesday March 20th . The precise time of New Year is at 22:58:27. If you are interested to join us and have a Persian night don’t hesitate to sigh up for the event.

The program of the party is as follow:
19:30 Door opening
20:00 Persian cuisine; Open Buffet or Served dinner
22:00 Iranian dance show
23.00 Nowruz countdown
23:15 – 02:30 Iranian music (dj) and dance

Dress code: Elegant
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