Connections: Nowruz, UN and UNESCO

Connections: Nowruz, UN and UNESCO

United Nations (UN) declares March 21 as the International day of Nowruz. Nowruz introduced into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 30 September 2009. A more cultural than a religious festival, Navroze is celebrated by Parsis, and Muslims. A large number…

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

by ‘Allamah Nasir al-din “Nasir” Hunza’i Nawruz literally means the new day. This day means the day of the festival which is celebrated at the beginning of spring and the arrival of the new year, in which Aries faces the sun and from this day is counted the new solar year of the Egyptians and…

Navroz Na Deen

Navroz Na Deen

Amin Mawani specializes in ghazals, geets, garbas & ginans. He was entranced by the melodious sound on North Indian classical music in his childhood years and trained under the tutelage of Kalapana Bharat in the Kirana gharana music tradition and acquired ghazal training under Vithal Rao of Hyderabad, India. Amin resides in Toronto, Canada.

2013 Navroz Readings @Simerg.com (II): Recognition of Navroz by the United Nations and the US Congress

The United Nations General Assembly on 23 February 2010 recognized 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz, a spring festival of Persian origin, as it continued its sixty-fourth session. A few weeks later in the same year, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution recognizing that Nowruz embodies the tradition that each individual’s…

Nadim Pabani: An ode for Imam-e-Zaman

By Nadim Pabani – Inspired by the Navroz Spring. An ode for Imam-e-Zaman we sing. Seeing the birds outside take flight, Line by line we begin to write. So now we wish to begin this rhyme, For the Master of the Age and Time To glorify your Light that shines, We are moved to write…

Navroz Mubarak, 2013, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Navroz Mubarak. The Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings and has been granted special permission to reproduce His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches. With over 500 readings — from akdn.org, iis.ac.uk, theismaili.org, aku.org, archnet.org, pluralsim.ca,…

Nawruz: Ismaili Web Amaana

Here is what Mowlana Hazar Imam said in his speech October 23, 1980, about the Simurgh translated thirty birds or chief bird: Let me close, therefore, by reminding you of Attar’s great poem, the Conference of the Birds, Mantiq al-Tayr. The birds, you will recall, in huge quantities went in search of the Simurgh, the…

Celebrating Nowruz: A Resource for Educators

Cultural celebrations and festivals are common to people all overthe world. These events celebrate different historical and cultural practices and share some important community functions. Often holidays like these bring together families and communities, and introduce new generations to traditional food, dance, music and handicrafts. Special celebrations are incorporated into K–12 curricula in order to introduce students…

Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as they celebrate Navroz

Ottawa, March 20, 2012 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate…

Navroz Mubarak! Amaana.org

A cross-cultural celebration of the New Year, the first day of the Spring astrological Equinox, solar birthday anniversary of our Imam Ali hence the name Newruz Sultan. “It was on Navroz that Adam was created, that God made a covenant with the souls, that Abraham destroyed the pagan idols, that the Prophet of Islam received…

Nowrūz Mubarak – Jersey City Immigrant Culture | Examiner.com

This March, the 3000-year-old Iranian cultural festival of Nowrūz (and its local variations) will be celebrated in countries around the world, including Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Kosovo, Turkey, India, Armenia, Pakistan, and Bosnia. The festival is also an auspicious occasion for the Zoroastrians, Sufis, Ismailis and the Bahá’ís who claim to have…