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International Day of Nowruz 2024: Date, History, Significance

Every year, the International Day of Nowruz is celebrated every March 21. The main objective of the day is to promote values of peace, friendships, and harmony, uniting humanity across the world. The holiday falls on the spring equinox, ringing in the arrival of spring and symbolizing rebirth and renewal of nature. The United Nations proclaimed this day on March 21, 2010, also known as ‘Nauryz,’ ‘Navruz,’ or ‘Nowrouz’. It is celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Turkey, Syria, India, and throughout Central Asia.

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International Nowruz Day 2024: History

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly designated International Nowruz Day in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010, under the agenda item of ‘culture of peace,’ following a request from member states of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan who prepared and introduced a draft resolution (A/64/L.30) entitled ‘International Day of Nowruz’

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Under the “culture of peace”, the member states of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan prepared and introduced a draft resolution named “International Day of Nowruz” during 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations for its consideration and adoption.

International Day of Nowruz – Dates

2024March 21Thursday
2025March 21Friday
2026March 21Saturday
2027March 21Sunday
2028March 21Tuesday


When is the International Nowruz Day?

It is celebrated annually on March 21.

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