Nowruz is the
day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring
in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the
first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar. It usually
occurs on March 21 or the previous or following day,
depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun
crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is
calculated exactly every year, and families gather together
to observe the rituals.
having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has
been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic
communities. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in
Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea
Basin, and the Balkans. It is a secular holiday for most
celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different
faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.
Ltd. hosts events in London to mark this joyous occasion by
providing diverse family-oriented cultural programming,
concerts, traditional music, cuisine, market and more.