Nowruz 2018 in California
|Date:||Thu, Mar 20, 2014 - Sat, Mar 31, 2018|
Nowrūz ( نوروز ) (New Day) is the name of the Iranian New year in the Persian calendar.
Nowruz is also referred to as the "Persian New Year".
Los Angeles Time (PST*) :
Tuesday March 20, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
لس آنجلس: ساعت 09:15:28 صبح - سه شنبه 20 مارس 2018
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.
Originally being a Zoroastrian festival, and the holiest of them all, Nowruz is believed to have been invented by Zoroaster himself, although there is no clear date of origin. Since the Achaemenid era the official year has begun with the New Day when the Sun leaves the zodiac of Pisces and enters the zodiacal sign of Aries, signifying the Spring Equinox.
The term Nowruz in writing first appeared in Persian records in the 2nd century AD, but it was also an important day during the time of the Achaemenids (c. 550–330 BCE), where kings from different nations under the Persian empire used to bring gifts to the Emperor, also called King of Kings (Shahanshah), of Persia on Nowruz.