World celebrates Novruz holiday
Today, the Turkic and Iranian peoples are celebrating Novruz, a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar, which coincides with the vernal equinox.
Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, congratulated allon the International Day of Novruz, the UN Web TV’s official website reads, Trend reports with reference to Kazinform.
"Dear friends, each year, Novruz marks a new beginning. Last year, the Novruz celebration coincided with the early days of an unprecedented and devastating global pandemic. This year, the Novruz spirit is more vital than ever. Solidarity between communities and generations is more crucial than ever. Our promise in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind is more essential than ever. Today, we can start to see light at the end of the tunnel. As the world comes together to defeat COVID-19, Novruz serves as an inspiration to recover and rebuild in a more just and durable way, in harmony with nature. I offer my best wishes to everyone marking Novruz. May this day advance happiness, health and harmony to all,» a Video Message by Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the International Day of Novruz reads.
This year we are celebrating Novruz in Shusha, in Jidir Duzu, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the nation from Jidir Duzu, Shusha on occasion of Novruz holiday, Trend reports.
“This is a historic event. Every year since 2004, when congratulating the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Novruz, I was saying that we would return to our ancestral lands. I was saying that we would restore the territorial integrity of our country. I was saying that we would celebrate Novruz in Karabakh after the liberation of our lands, and this day has come. Today we are celebrating Novruz in our ancient city Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan. This is a historic event,” the head of state said.