20. marzo, 2021All day
March 20th 9:36 UTC // 13:06 Iran time
marks the beginning of the Iranian year and is the first day of Spring. Astronomically it marks the Aries point γ (the junction of the ecliptic with the celestial equator). It is also celebrated in all the countries of Iranian tradition and in many others of Central Asia: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, parts of India and among the Kurds. It is also celebrated in Turkey and some other countries in the region. These rituals, which range from repainting houses or visiting friends to preparing symbolic meals, are imbued with a spirit of renewal and can inspire not only those who practice them, but all people.