Nowruz may be part of UNESCO heritage

Iran will play host to the final review session regarding the application of Nowruz to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in May.

Nowruz is the start of the Iranian New Year and marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere on March 21st.

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) defines intangible or living heritage as including oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices and festive events, knowledge and practices about nature and the universe and traditional craftsmanship.

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