Norooz Places on UNESCO Intangible Heritage List

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:23

Norooz, or the Persian New Year and the traditional Iranian festival of spring, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

In the third day of the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Norooz was finally inscribed in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Norooz celebrations are shared among 12 countries including Iran, Albania, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China (by Turkic peoples and Tajiks), Georgia, India (by Parsis), Iraq (by Kurds and Turkmens), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Syria (by Kurds), Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The 2-week Norooz festivities begin on the 21st day of March each year. They include various customs such as special meals, family visits, public rituals and street performances.

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