“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Ismaili Community for everything you do for our country – from public service, charitable work, business and education. Your community is a shining example of what is so great about our country.” – British Prime Minister David Cameron “Navroz with the Ismaili community is “now an annual tradition in Parliament,” … We … Continue reading Members of the British Parliament invite Ismaili Leadership to celebrate Navroz at the Parliament, paying tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Community
Photographer Muslim Harji captures the spirit of the Navroz celebrations in Canada’s 2nd largest city, Montreal, with a series of photographs portraying the beauty, diversity and happiness of the Ismaili jamat. The city is host to the largest contingency of Ismailis from Afghanistan in the Western world, and has been home to hundreds of Ismailis of South Asian origin, mainly from Africa, since the early 1970’s …
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During his recent visit to Vancouver to celebrate Navroz, Prime Minister Stephen Harper took the opportunity to visit the beautiful Ismaili Centre, where he met with community members and extended Navroz greetings to Canada’s vibrant Ismaili community. Continue reading “Prime Minister Harper Visits Ismaili Centre, Vancouver”
#NavrozMubarak! May this New Year bring you great joy, good health and prosperity. http://t.co/H2oWXro0bH pic.twitter.com/yMWYWwiPae — Sen. Mobina Jaffer (@SenJaffer) March 21, 2015 In #YYC our substantial #Iranis S.Asians #Tajiks & Afghans incl all Ismailis have been celebrating #Navroz 4 past wk! pic.twitter.com/f1wjgUoyRb — Al-Karim Walli (@aswalli) March 21, 2015 Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Nowruz http://t.co/yK7lzIsWF8 — Salma Zahid … Continue reading Navroz Mubārak Tweet Collection
https://flic.kr/p/rQnQW3 https://flic.kr/p/qVSGWT https://flic.kr/p/rSxZgy Toured the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby today, beautiful facility. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/5c84BU1Fp8 — Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) March 22, 2015 With MP John Weston and Ismaili leadership. Was honoured to accompany PM to meet & greet at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby during his March visit. #JohnWestonMP http://t.co/Krcz9ULVHn— John Weston, MP (@JohnWestonMP) April 09, 2015 #Nowroz mubarak to the Ismaili Community! We just welcomed … Continue reading Prime Minister Harper visits Canadian Darkhana Burnaby Jamatkhana for Navroz
STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER Prime Minister Stephen Harper on March 21, 2015 issued the following statement on the celebration of Nowruz: “Laureen and I would like to offer our best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz both here in Canada and around the world. “Nowruz, or ‘new day,’ is a festival that has been … Click here to read: http://simerg.com/2015/03/22/nowruz-messages-from-canadian-prime-minister-stephen-harper-and-us-president-barack-obama/ Continue reading Nowruz Messages from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama
Ottawa, March 20, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Nowruz: “For Canadians of Persian and Central Asian descent, the spring equinox brings not only a new season, but also the ancient and joyful celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. “The word Nowruz translates to ‘New Day,’ a phrase that captures the spirit of renewal, rejuvenation, … Continue reading Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Nowruz
United Nations (UN) declares March 21 as the International day of Nowruz.
Nowruz was 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 large number of Shiah Muslims including the Ismaili Muslims who follow the Aga Khan celebrate it. The UN had declared March 21 as the International day of Navroze. A more cultural than a religious festival, Navroze is celebrated by Parsis, and Muslims.
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Happy Nawrūz has arrived; O Lord! May it be blessed! Purity has come in abundance; O Lord! May it be blessed!. The garden is flourishing and growing; the home is full of light and purity; the lilies have opened up their tongues; O Lord! May it be blessed! The desert has now been decked with the silk of flowers; the world has become like a … Continue reading Nawruz has arrived
HAFT SIN To celebrate Navroz, families in Iran gather around a specially prepared holiday table to make wishes for the coming months. Items on the table refer to new life and renewal, and they are based around the number seven. Click here to read at Simerg.com: The Beautiful Nowruz (Navroz) Tradition of Haft Sin Continue reading Simerg: The Beautiful Navroz Tradition of Haft Sin
Navroz, meaning ‘New Day,’ marks the beginning of the new year in the Persian calendar. Navroz has been celebrated by many cultures and religions for thousands of years. Over 2,500 years ago, the Persian Prophet Zoroaster, founder of the religion of Zoroastrianism, dedicated this ancient festival to spiritual renewal. In Zoroastrianism, Navroz is the seventh feast marking the end of the six days of creation. … Continue reading Navroz focuses on nature and spirit
March 19, 2015: Millions around the world welcome the new season every year with timeless cultural traditions that they believe will bring them glad tidings. Spring, the happy season of renewed life, unfolds this weekend as the planet passes through the vernal equinox, with millions of people across the world from different cultures welcoming it in their own way. Some with spring cleaning, some with … Continue reading Spring welcomed by ‘ancient fire and love’ | The National
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE CELEBRATION OF NOWRUZ March 21, 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the celebration of Nowruz: “Laureen and I would like to offer our best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz both here in Canada and around the world. “Nowruz, or ‘new day,’ is a festival that has been celebrated for thousands of … Continue reading Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Celebration of Nowruz
VANCOUVER – Navroz, the New Year celebrated by the Ismaili, Iranian, Afghan and the other communities around the world, gets more significance in the Lower Mainland this year as the world-famous Bollywood artist Adnan Sami joins them all at Vancouver’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, March 22nd after a long gap of 10 years, for an evening of ‘Celebratory Music ‘ featuring his foot-tapping … Continue reading Adnan Sami to Celebrate Navroz at Vancouver Concert | Link Newspaper
Let the once dead earth be a sign to them. We gave it life, and from it produced grain for their sustenance. We planted it with palm and the vine and watered it with gushing springs, so that men might feed on its fruit. It was not their hands that made all this. Should they not give thanks? — Surah 36, Verses 33–35 Ismailis across … Continue reading Ismaili Muslims worldwide observe Navroz