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Embassy holds virtual Nowruz celebration

Lyna Mohamad

The Embassy of Iran in Brunei Darussalam hosted a virtual celebration for Nowruz in the presence of the Ambassador of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki yesterday.

Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud was the guest of honour. Guests from Iran and Brunei Darussalam and members of the diplomatic corps
also attended.

The event featured three Iranian music groups who performed Nowruz music, while Iranian intellectual Dr Pourdana presented on the introduction of Nowruz.

The ambassador said Nowruz day coincided with the first day of 1401 AH and the beginning of the 15th solar century as well as the beginning of spring – the season of growth and renewal in Iran and geographically beyond.

Nowruz is a day when there is no difference between the tribes and it is a link and a symbol of national capital, the ambassador said, adding that the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution at its headquarters in New York in 2010 designating March 21 as “the International Day of Nowruz and the Culture of World Peace”.

“The Nowruz holiday is one of the longest holidays in Iran at 13 days. Much like Hari Raya in Brunei, people hold open houses for visits and wear new clothes.”

Ambassador of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki, Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud and attendees at the virtual Nowruz celebration. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD
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