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2010 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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United Nations General Assembly Recognizes 21 March as International Day of Nowruz

united-nowruz-payvandFeb. 23rd 2010
UN Sixty-fourth General Assembly

The General Assembly this afternoon recognized the International Day of Nowruz, a spring festival of Persian origin, and moved back the dates of the next high-level dialogue on Financing for Development, as it continued its sixty-fourth session.

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Uzbekistan - A virtual Navruz Tour

uzbekistan-kidsVisit sixteen points of interest, including;

Bukhara (بُخارا)
Samarkand (سمرقند)
Buzkashi – game for Navruz (بزکشی)
Sumalak preparation (سمنو)

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Washington DC - Navruz at the Embassy of Uzbekistan

Coat_of_Arms_of_Uzbekistan-2010Saturday March 6, 2010
Embassy of Uzbekistan – 7PM

Celebrate the Central Asian New Year at the Embassy of Uzbekistan Enjoy a traditional Uzbek dance performance and delectable Uzbek dinner.

Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Uzbek delicacies, a performance of Uzbek women’s dances by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company, as well as a wonderful opportunity to tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and art pieces.

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Slideshow of Nowruz in Iran and neighboring countries

Iran, Norouz
Tajikistan, Navruz
Azerbaijan Novruz Bayramy

Afghanistan, Nowroze
Kazakhstan, Nauryz
Kyrgyzstan, Nooruz
Uzbekistan, Navruz

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Nowrouz 2010: Public holidays worldwide

Norooz-flagsToday, ten countries celebrate Persian New Year nationally.

Nowrouz with different spelling shows up in official calendars of Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Autonomous Region of Kurdistan (part of Iraq).

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