Tajiks consider Nowruz as their biggest Celebration of the year. In Tajikistan, Nowruz is celebrated and observed for five days. Tajikistanis from all ethnic backgrounds celebrate Nowruz with the same enthusiasm and sense of belonging.
Tajikistan means the “Land of the Tajiks”. The word Tajik was used by medieval Turks to refer to Iranian-speaking peoples. From the 11th century, the term referred to East Iranian men, but by the 15th century came to be applied to Persian speakers. In medieval Persian literature, Tajik appears as a synonym of “Persian”.