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(Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds

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High level diplomats and government officials from the area, who are celebrating Nawruz, are anticipated to participate in the celebration.
At the time of the arrest, the facilitator was believed to be actively planning an attack against high-ranking government officials in conjunction with traditional Afghan New Year, or Nawruz, celebrations," the release added.
He added: "The Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided to give a holiday to the parliamentarians , after approving the budget until the day of March 19, but did not specify the date of the session" noting that "the Kurdistan Alliance asked the Presidency to hold the session after 21, March to enjoy Kurdistan Christmas holiday Nawruz.
The Iranians are under a blockade and sanctions; their list begins with Tehran, Iran, Nawruz and then four sex sites that I will not try to explain, out of fear of making a mistake, and then sites with some foul language that is usually not published in the Arab media.
On Nawruz Day, the New Year Day, I went to picnic with friends to Shuhada-e-Saleheen in the southeastern Kabul where several cemeteries have mushroomed over hilltops.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani arrived in Tehran on Saturday for an official visit upon an invitation from his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend the 2nd international festival for states celebrating Nawruz Day.
KHOST CITY (PAN): Seven men suspected of planting bombs ahead of the new year Nawruz celebration were arrested in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.
Louis Dupree in his book 'Afghanistan' writes: "When nawruz begins, 'Ajuzak, an ugly old woman, roams abroad.
Zajjaj was riding along the al-Anbar street in Baghdad on the day of Nawruz (the Persian New Year), when suddenly a gang of boys showed up and splashed a bucket of water on him.
Nawruz (Spring Day), a national holiday, is celebrated as a religious holiday by Baha'is.
32) Furthermore, the day of Nawruz (spring equinox), which is celebrated by all the Kurds, for Yezidis recalls Abraham's initiation into the mysteries of their old religion that was imported by the great Priest mentioned in the Bible.