2 responses to “Nowruz: A Celebration of Renewal, Unity, and Tradition”

  1. Susan

    Thank you for telling us about this happy & ancient occasion that we can now honor.
    Do we say “NOW- rooz” ?
    Many Happy returns of the Day to all everywhere!

    1. eshghi

      Thank you for the question.

      There is a standard Persian way of saying the term, which is written as نوروز. The romanization of the term is varied. Some people write “Norooz” others write “Noruz” and there are other variations as well. Also, please keep in mind that the holiday is celebrated by individuals from many different areas of the world, and therefore there may be differences in pronunciation as a result. The following CBC News excerpt features different individuals from our local community pronouncing the word. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdXVZPnaZRc

      Additionally, here is an article about the tradition as it is celebrated by the Ismaili community, which refers to the holiday as Navruz. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/navroz-persian-new-year-ismaili-tradition-celebration-1.5954144

      I hope this is helpful!

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