Nowruz 2017

Mar 21, 2017

It's the start of spring, and the ancient festival of Nowruz is currently being celebrated by peoples from various countries and backgrounds around the globe.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent greetings on this holiday, which means “New Day,” and also marks the beginning of a new year.

“Millions of people across the world, including communities in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and many other peoples of south and Central Asia and the Persian Gulf celebrate this time of the year with their families and friends,” Mr. Tillerson said in a written statement. “Today, many Americans will join in this celebration, sharing with a new generation the cherished traditions of their ancestors.”

Secretary of State Tillerson said, “Nowruz is a time to look toward the coming year with hope and optimism. We look forward to celebrating this new spring together, and hope that this Nowruz brings peace and prosperity to all.”