Nowruz in Moscow House of Nationalities
Nowruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. The history of its origin dates back several centuries and can trace its roots to the Zoroastrian period. In 2009, the holiday was officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Since that moment, March 21 was declared the International day of Nowruz. Today it is a state holiday in Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and other countries. In Russia, it is celebrated in Dagestan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and some other republics.
Within the framework of the project 'National holidays' Novoruz was celebrated at the Moscow House of Nationalities.