The Persian New Year, Nowruz, begin on Tuesday on the last day of winter, as Iranians are celebrating the beginning of spring.
On the occasion of New
Persian Year (1402), the National Paralympic Committee wishes all the Iranians and particularly its great Paralympic family a unique experience of prosperity, peace
and success in their life.
As Iran’s paralympic family, we are
looking forward to successful attendance at Hangzhou Asian Para Games in the
new Persian year. we will also keep preparing for Paris Games.
We appreciate all the athletes,
volunteers, NPC member, employees, the NOC, commercial partner, media
organisation, and stakeholder who contributes, this year.
Have a wonderful and prosperous
Iranian year in 1402
Tuesday (March 21) marks the first day of the New Iranian
Year and the beginning of the second year of new century in the Persian solar
The official beginning of year 1402 that coincides
with the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere occurred at 00:54 pm local
time, Tuesday, in Iran.
From time immemorial, Iranians from all walks of life
enthusiastically celebrate the Nowruz, irrespective of their age, language,
gender, race, ethnicity, or social status.
The word Nowruz itself literally means "new
day" in the Persian language and the festivity marks the beginning of the
solar year as well as the new year on the Iranian national calendars.
In 2010, the UN General Assembly established March 21
as the International Day of Nowruz. The UN also celebrates the International
Day of Happiness, which falls on March 20 every year.
Many countries around the world, including
Afghanistan, The Azerbaijan Republic, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan celebrate the auspicious event.