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Rockefeller Gardens was filled Persian delicacies for the eyes, ears and stomach at the Third Annual Nowruz Festival

Music and dancing in elegant costumes were a big part of the third annual Nowruz Festival in Rockefeller Gardens on Sunday Music and dancing in elegant costumes were a big part of the third annual Nowruz Festival in Rockefeller Gardens on Sunday
Manuel Armenta | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:50

President Rouhani sent separate messages to heads of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Uzbekistan and congratulated them on the advent of Nowruz.

The countries inaugurated Norooz (Nowruz) on Monday to the much-anticipated accompaniment of fireworks.

For hundreds of Iranian-Americans in Southern California, who traditionally travel back and forth to be with family for Nowruz, long-held plans and family gatherings have been disrupted because of uncertainty over the ban. Nowruz has been celebrated for about 4,000 years in what is now Iran with the spring equinox, typically on March 20 or 21. This festival is the symbol of moderation, peace, warmness, light, abundance and liveliness that the Almighty grants the human kind; a moderation whose roots are in the changes in the nature, religious beliefs and merciful Islamic laws.