Definitions

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  • proper n. New Year in the Iranian/Zoroastrian calendar, celebrated on the spring equinox.

Etymologies

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Persian نوروز (Nouruz), نو (nou) ("new") + روز (ruz) ("day").

Examples

  • While the term Nowruz first appeared in Persian records in the second century CE, there is evidence suggesting that the celebrations may be much older.

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  • Mr. Obama has addressed the Iranian people annually on the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz.

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  • The Nangarhar police spokesman, Ghafour Khan, said the bombs went off in a thinly populated area and were designed "to create fear among the people" who were attending concerts and public events marking the Afghan New Year, or Nowruz, which is also celebrated in Iran and elsewhere in central Asia.

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  • Next time to look for widespread demonstrations: March 21, the Iranian New Year, known as Nowruz.

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  • The White House has posted a video message from the president to those celebrating Nowruz, which is celebrated in Iran as the beginning of a new year.

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  • Also in eastern Afghanistan, a bomb detonated by remote control killed five people near a shrine in Khost Province as they celebrated the new year, known as Nowruz, said provincial police spokesman Wazir Pacha.

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  • "This is a cultural event which is also combining arts and culture of Iran, old Persia, not just iran, but all of those countries and pockets of societies around the world who do celebrate a new year that begins on the exact moment of a spring equinox known as Nowruz," said Shahin Monshipour, curatorial consultant.

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  • Iran's ancient Persian New Year celebration is known as Nowruz, which literally means "new day", and President Barack Obama marked the occasion on Friday with an unprecedented taped message to Iran's leaders and its people offering "a new beginning" in relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic.

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  • In a decisive break with Bush, Obama called Nowruz celebrations a time of "new beginnings" and said Iran could take its "rightful place" in the world if it renounced terror and embraced peace.

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  • The sources, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation, both said that Russia had ordered the plant be ready for operation by Iranian New Year, known as Nowruz, in the second half of March.

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