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Naw-Ruz will be observed on Thursday March 21st

Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by Arthra, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Arthra

    Arthra Baha'i

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    The Baha'i New Year .. Naw-Ruz.. will be observed this year on Thursday March 21st of the Gregorian Calendar. Baha'is observe Naw-Ruz with feasting and fellowship. Naw-Ruz meaning "New Day" in Persian is the Vernal Equinox when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are equal:

    1. (Physical Geography) the time at which the sun crosses the plane of the equator towards the relevant hemisphere, making day and night of equal length. It occurs about March 21 in the N hemisphere (Sept 23 in the S hemisphere)
    2. (Astronomy) astronomy the point, lying in the constellation Pisces, at which the sun's ecliptic intersects the celestial equator


    vernal equinox

    It is the ancient Persian New Year also observed by Zoroastrians and Shi'ite Muslims …

    "Nowruz, known as the Persian new year, is one of the most ancient celebrations in history and has been celebrated for around 4000 years in what is now Iran and in the extended cultural area known as Greater Iran...."

    Nowruz - The Persian New Year and The Spring Equinox

    Also see:

    The Many Meanings of the Baha’i New Year (Naw-Ruz)
     
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    USincognito Do u? Supporter

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    I attended some New Roos (as I spell it) celebrations when I lived in Iran. I still remember going to Chaharshanbe Suri observations and fire jumping.
     
  3. Arthra

    Arthra Baha'i

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    A video about Naw-Ruz:

     
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