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News > International Day of Nowruz Celebration at UN in Vienna, 24 March 2017

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International Day of Nowruz Celebration at UN in Vienna, 24 March 2017

International Day of Nowruz Celebration at UN in Vienna, 24 March 2017

Sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran and at the beginning of spring and Persian New Year, International Day of Nowruz was celebrated on Friday 24 March 2017, at the United Nations Office in Vienna by the countries of Nowruz region including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. UNODC Executive Director Mr. Yury Fedotov, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Mr. Lassina Zerbo and a high number of diplomats and representatives of Member States from different geographical regions as well as the representatives of other Vienna-based International organizations joined in celebrating this inspired event. 
In a Joint statement delivered by H. E. Ambassador Reza Najafi, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in Vienna, he welcomed and congratulated all participants on behalf of the Peoples and the Governments of the Nowruz regions on the occasion of 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz. 
He added “so much has been said about NOWRUZ, about its significance in the history of mankind, about its place in the heart of millions of people and about its glorious beauty embodied in this marvelous tradition where the rejuvenation of nature is celebrated as a sign of life, vitality and happiness. Nowruz, the feast of many nations and communities, has been the most glorious spring festivity in the world since the old ages”.  
Music performances and food festivals are held in this celebration.


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