Sal-e now mobarak! / !سال نو مبارک (Farsi for Happy New Year!)
Eastern Art Online welcomes you to explore its collection of artefacts from Iran on the occasion on the Persian New Year (Nowruz)! Many of these artefacts are on display in the Ashmolean's Islamic Middle East gallery.
Nowruz (literally meaning ‘New Day’) marks the beginning of the Iranian calendar, which is a solar calendar of 12 months. It is celebrated every year around the Spring Equinox (21st March) in Iran, but also in some areas of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
For further information about Nowruz, please see the links on the right.
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