Google Doodle Wishes Happy Nowruz; History & Significance

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Nowruz, which means “new day” in English, is an ancient Iranian New Year’s ceremony.

Google Doodle Wishes Happy Nowruz!
Google Doodle Wishes Happy Nowruz!

The Google Doodle today wished us all a happy Nawroz with a beautiful Doodle on the homepage of its search engine. Doodle today on the occasion of Nowroz decorated its homepage with exotic flowers and musical instrument.

“The northern hemisphere is saying goodbye to cold, barren landscapes and hello to spring’s budding leaves and blooming flowers. Millions around the world put on festivals, feasts and enjoy outdoor activities in celebration of Nowruz, the first day of spring and official start to Persian New Year”, the Google said in a statement.

The search engine added, “Nowruz is one of the oldest holidays and has a rich history that dates back over 3,000 years. The 13-day celebration begins with the vernal equinox when the sun crosses the equator. This widely symbolizes rebirth and the affirmation of life in harmony with nature.”

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It further said, “For many, common traditions include house cleaning, visiting friends and neighbors, and preparing traditional dishes such as special desserts, herb rice, and fried fish.”

Nowruz, which means “new day” in English, is an ancient Iranian New Year’s ceremony.

In an article for The Conversation, Pardis Mahdavi, Dean of Social Sciences at Arizona State University, said, “the celebration of Nowruz dates back to at least the 11th century A.D.”

The Zoroastrian faith, which is thought to be the world’s oldest religion, shaped the secular festival, which dates back over 3,000 years.

The celebration, which is based on the concepts of renewal and healing, takes place at the exact moment of the Spring Equinox.

The celebration is centred on the story of Ruler Jamshid, an ancient king.

“King Jamshid noted that his citizens plunged into darkness during the long, gloomy winter months as the Earth struggled to recover itself from the harvests of the fall,” Mahdavi adds.

“When spring arrived and the Earth began to blossom after the winter’s mending, the monarch declared it the start of the new year — a time of new beginnings for both humans and the Earth.”


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