PAKISTAN-NovRuz Mubarak

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For some families, the parties started Sunday night, with a dance at Beach Luxury Hotel, and the celebrations and thanksgiving will continue into today, Monday, that marks, as March 21, the advent of spring or NovRuz.

“We go to the Fire Temple in the morning to pray for shukarana,” explained Fareshteh Gati-Aslam, while talking to The Express Tribune. “As it’s the new year, it means new clothes [too].” When asked about the famous dances on NovRuz, as the Parsis spell it, she quipped, “They are mostly for young people.”

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