Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year


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About 300 million people across the world will celebrate Persian New Year – or Nowruz – on Thursday.

The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar, and is also a celebration of Spring.

People in countries including Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iraq will be welcoming the start of the year 1398, explains the BBC’s Samar Salekipour.


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