Norouz is the traditional Iranian new year holiday.

New year cards for " Norouz" 


Naughty Botanics, Art for the kitchen

norouz Illustrator Nasim Abaeian

Although the Persian Calendar is very precise about the very moment of turn of the new year, Norouz itself is by definition the very first calendar day of the year, regardless of when the natural turn of the year happens. For instance, in some years, the actual natural moment of turn of the year could happen before the midnight of the first calendar day, but the calendar still starts at 00:00 hours for 24 hours, and those 24 hours constitue the Norouz.