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International Day of Nowruz - Culinary exhibition and musical performance
Date: 21 March 2017
13:00 - 15:00
Organization: UNOG
Location: Salle des pas perdus
Category: Exhibition
, Musical Performance
patron: Permament missions of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Albania, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan




This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Salle des pas perdus; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 15.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register at nowruz.unog@gmail.com before 16 March 2017.

About the event

On the occasion of the Nowruz celebration the Permanent Missions of 10 Member States wish to organize a culinary exhibition and a musical performance. The culinary exhibition will consist of separate stands for the national food, souvenirs and exhibitions of the participating countries.

About the international day of Nowruz

Nowruz, the day of vernal equinox, is celebrated on 21 March as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions. On 23 February 2010, at the initiative of several countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan), the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “International Day of Nowruz” (A/RES/64/253), which recognizes 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz and encourages States to make efforts to raise awareness about Nowruz and to organize annual events in commemoration of this festivity, as appropriate. Nowruz was also inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.



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