UNESCO celebrates Nowruz in Paris

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TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) – Nowruz World Festivity was held in UNESCO headquarters in Paris with Iran’s permanent representative to UNESCO sponsoring the festivity and 12 member countries of Nowruz world registration dossier participating in the event.

During the ceremony where many member-states’ ambassadors and representatives were present, the Iranian ambassador, responsible for coordination for Nowruz registration in the World List of Intangible Heritage presented a report for setting Jalali Calender in year 1078 AC by scientific efforts and works of great mathematicians and scientists like Omar Khayyam, Abul Mozzafar Esfazari, Najib Wasti, Abdulrahman Khazeni, Abul Abbas Lokari and M’amori Beyhaqi in the city of Isfahan.

He read out a poem from the great Persian poet Maulana Rumi concerning Nowruz, which said collective happiness of human beings make the Nowruz august for all.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General Irina Bokova, who is out of France, in a message to the ceremony called this festivity a cause for promoting peace and solidarity among regions and generations.

While violent extremism is trying to demolish diversity and freedom, Nowruz reminds us of power of culture and heritage to build sustainable and flexible societies.

In year 2010, the UN General Assembly approved World Day of Nowruz.

Representatives from 12 member-states of the Nowruz Dossier included Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and India by displaying symbolic elements of Nowruz served guests by their own national and local cuisine.

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