Feb 23, 2021, 11:42 AM
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Nowruz, cultural capacity indicating global affinities

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA – Scholars and political figures taking part in the one-day meeting of ‘Nowruz Diplomacy’ said that Spring Equinox (March 19-21) is cultural capacity indicating global affinities.

The event was held in the presence of scholars from Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Addressing the event, Iran cultural attaché to New Delhi Mohammad Ali Rabbani referred to Nowruz civilization, saying Nowruz is one of the most important issues which depends on countries’ understanding.

When it comes to celebrations, in fact the common history of countries are discussed, he added.   

Nowruz is rooted in the ancient Iranian culture and there has been a landmark capacity to communicate with the international community based on Nowruz for many years.

Rabbani described India as one of the most important and effective areas in Iranian cultural character and civilization, saying Indians respect people of Iran.

Iranian diplomat called for taking advantage of cultural affinities for creating close relations between countries.

Thanks to its short distance and the interests between people, India can be a tourist destination for Iranians

He called for closer consular cooperation especially on issuing visa.

Meanwhile, Iranian cultural attaché to Azerbaijan Ghorban Ali Pour Marjan said Nowruz can be effective in culture and diplomacy.  

He referred to Persian language and Nowruz as two important items for promoting diplomacy.

Spring Equinox falls on March 19-21 Nowruz in Persian language marks the first day of spring and Persian New Year that is celebrated across the world by various countries, particularly in Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

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