- Mar 21 2023
- All Day
Naw-Rúz is a Persian holiday celebrating the first day of the Baháʼí calendar<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%CA%BC%C3%AD_calendar> year. This day is one of the eleven holy days for the Baháʼí <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%CA%BC%C3%AD_calendar> faith, celebrated since ancient times in Iran. The holiday is also observed by culturally-adjacent people in Azerbaijan<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan>, Turkey<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey>, Iraq<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq>, Armenia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia>, Georgia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country)>, Russia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia>, Afghanistan<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan>, Pakistan<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan>, Syria<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria>, and Tajikistan<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan>. The day celebrates the Great Names of God, cultural practices of Persia and devotees engage in religious events such as readings from the Holy scripture.