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Norouz News Reflections - Iranians in Armenia, USA, UK, Iran, Dubai, Seoul, and Canada

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  • 20,000 vacationers from Iran have traveled to Armenia
  • A $100 million Iranian community center in San Jose. Santa Clara County, the third-largest population of Farsi speakers in U.S.A.
  • Mayor Bogaard declares ” Norooz a Pasadena Tradition”
  • Smithsonian’s Freer Norouz  to accommodate about 1,000 people, but more than 7,000 people showed up.
  • I save the entire year to spend for Nowruz
  • For years, nobody had talked about Chaharshanbe Suri on state-run TV
  • “burn away” a year’s worth of sin during the Chaharshanbeh Soori festival in Dubai
  • So if London’s parks are full of picnicking Middle Eastern types (Hyde Park…) this evening, you will know what’s afoot.
  • Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul, to celebrate the coming of “Norouz”  hosted by Iranian Embassy

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Iran - Museums to welcome visitors during Noruz

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Saturday March 21, 2009 (Starting)
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Wednesday  April 1, 2009 (Ending)

Iran’s museums will play host to visitors during the Noruz holiday, which runs from March 21 to April 1.

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Iran - Supreme Leader’s New Year Message

ayatollah-sayyid-ali-khameneiOn the occasion of the Iranian New Year the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei issued a message on March 20, 2009. The following is the full text of this message:

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USA - President Obama in Celebration of Nowruz


A New Year, A New Beginning

پيام نوروزی پرزيدنت باراک اوباما

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Tehran - Chahar Shanbeh Suri Celebrations

Republic of Azerbaijan Celebrates Four Tuesdays - Su Charshabnasi (water-Tuesday), Odlu Charshanba(fire-Tuesday),Torpag Charshanba (land-Tuesday) and Akhir Charshanba(final or wind-Tuesday).

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Norouz Slideshows

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Sideshows of Haji Firouz, Haft-sin, Chaharshanbe Suri, and Sizdah Bedar

Sideshows of Norouz in Tajikistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan

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Tehran - Garden Art Museum to spread 88-meter Haft Seen

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Sunday March 15, 2009

Organized by the Ji-Tarhan group, the decorations are arranged to stress the venerable Persian traditions and help convey the true message of Noruz and love toward nature.

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Tehran - Mahak charity holds Norouz Bazaar

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February 19-20, 2009

All the proceeds benefited Mahak, the charity for children with cancer in Tehran.

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