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This week, throngs of mask-clad shoppers packed the metro and jockeyed to buy last-minute gifts and sweets at Tehran's storied Grand Bazaar (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)(AP)

A New Year dawns in Iran, but the country's crises remain the same

AP | , Tehran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 12:30 PM IST
  • Once again, Nowruz, a joyous two-week celebration rooted in gatherings — at homes, in parks and squares — will be stifled by the pandemic.
The defence ministry said in a post on twitter that three rockets were fired at civilian homes and Nowruz gatherings.(AP/ Representative Image)
The defence ministry said in a post on twitter that three rockets were fired at civilian homes and Nowruz gatherings.(AP/ Representative Image)

Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill 6 during new year festival

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:03 PM IST
The attacks came on Nowruz, an ancient Persian festival to mark the start of spring that is widely celebrated in many parts of Afghanistan but has also faced opposition from some hardline Islamists, who say it is un-Islamic.
Special prayers and religious rituals take place on Nowruz and the Parsis wear new clothes and make rangolis outside their homes during the celebrations.(Shutterstock)
Special prayers and religious rituals take place on Nowruz and the Parsis wear new clothes and make rangolis outside their homes during the celebrations.(Shutterstock)

Parsi New Year 2018: Significance, history and celebrations during Nowruz

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Zoroastrians in India celebrate the Parsi New Year as Jamshed-i-Nouroz, which is named after the Persian king Jamshed who started the Parsi calendar.
Men transport a victim at a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
Men transport a victim at a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

At least 26 killed in suicide bomb near Shia shrine in Kabul, ISIS claims attack

Reuters, Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 10:49 PM IST
A suicide bomb attack in Kabul near a Shiite shrine on Wednesday, killed at least 26 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year Nowruz
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