Happy New Year! (Nowroz Mubarak)

The staff of goodafghannews.com would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year!

Dear non-Afghan readers,

Today, marks the beginning of the new year, 1389, and the first day of spring in Afghanistan, Iran, and Tajikstan. In Farsi, it is referred to as “Nowroz”. The holiday is also celebrated in some Central Asian countries like Uzbekistan, and even in the Middle East, such as Iraq. 

In Afghanistan, Afghans celebrate the new year by having picnics, visiting friends and families, and making traditional Afghan dishes such as fruit salad made from 7 different dried fruits, served in their own syrup. Many Afghans also prepare fish today and take it as a gift to their future in-laws. You will also find many people visiting the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, and people often celebrate by watching a traditional Buzkashi match.

Dear Afghan readers,

Inshallah (God willing), this year will be another year where we continue to progress and rebuild our nation and finally come closer to becoming a fully self sufficient, thriving modern Islamic nation.

March 21, 2010 · admin · 2 Comments
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2 Responses

  1. Shintaro - March 22, 2010

    nowruz mubarak!
    i am Japanese, and not muslim but i am celebrating your nowruzs. i also pray Afghanistan’s bright future.

  2. john - May 14, 2010

    congratulations and enjoy the day. its good to finally read some good news from afghanistan.keep up the good work it will be worth the struggle

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