Iranian Speaker Felicitates Nowruz to Counterparts, Hopes for Eradication of Coronavirus
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in separate messages to his counterparts in the regional states congratulated Nowruz, and wished for eradication of coronavirus through collective cooperation.
Qalibaf sent separate messages to the speakers of the parliaments of Afghanistan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan, and congratulated the arrival of the ancient holidays of Nowruz, the start of Persian New Year.
He noted that the Covid-19 can be eradicated through the empathy and constructive cooperation of governments and parliaments in regional countries.
Qalibaf announced that the Iranian parliament welcomes any cooperation and consultation aimed at strengthening security, progress, and comprehensive economic, political, and cultural development of the region and neighboring countries.
Nowruz, which coincides with the first day of spring on the solar calendar (this year to start on March 21), is mostly celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
The International Day of Nowruz was registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on February 23, 2010.
For Iranians, Nowruz is a celebration of renewal and change, a time to visit relatives and friends, and pay respect to senior family members.
Iranians welcome the New Year by wearing new clothes and setting the Haft Seen, a table containing seven items starting with the letter 'S'; Sabzeh (freshly grown greens), Samanu (sweet wheat paste), Senjed (jujube), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Serkeh (vinegar) and Somaq (sumac).