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Nowruz was celebrated on March 21st, 2015 at the Divan Center.

 

A PowerPoint presentation explaining the history of Nowruz was given at the Divan Center on March 21st in celebration of the holiday. There was also a brief mention on the main traditional meals. Guests from across the city attended and enjoyed the celebration with delicious food.

Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities. There are several countries  that share this holiday (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan).

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