International Day of Nowruz - Spring Festival
Date: 25 March 2014
13:00 - 15:00
Location: Palais des Nations, Hall XIV; Entry: Pregny Gate, Door 15
patron: Permanent Missions of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan.
Nowruz is celebrated on 21 March by over 300 million people around the world to mark the beginning of the new year, a tradition which dates back more than 3000 years. Nowruz, as the embodiment of the unity of cultural heritage and centuries-long tradition, plays a significant role in strengthening the ties among people based on mutual respect, peace and good neighborhood. Nowruz is recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (A/Res/64/253) and included on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.