Nowruz 2022: Nowruz, which means “New Day”, originated in Zoroastrianism, an Iranian religion

Though rooted in Iranian traditions, the festival is celebrated by many communities in Central and Western Asia.

Nowruz marks the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It is an over 3,000-years-old festival.

The celebrations, which last 13 days, begin with the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator.

This widely symbolizes rebirth and the affirmation of life in harmony with nature