Mar 21, 2012

Persian New Year Google Doodle

Google celebrated the Persian New Year with a special Doodle.

Top 5 facts about the Persian New Year:

1. The Persian New Year is known as Nowrūz.

2. The term Nowruz means: "now" - new, "ruz" - day.

3. The first day on the Iranian calendar falls on the March equinox, the first day of spring.

4. Nowruz is celebrated in Greater Iran, Caucasus, Central Asia and by Iranians worldwide.

5. It is a public holiday in Iran, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. 

via Wikipedia, Google

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