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President Sargsyan: Happy Nowruz to Armenia's Kurds and Iran

Armenian President Sezh Sargsyan has sent a letter of congratulations to Kurds living in Armenia on the occasion of Newroz (Nowruz) marking the first day of spring or Equinox and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar.

Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.

Sargsyan wished representatives of the Kurdish community health and happiness, and that all their troubles, large and small, remain behind them.

The word 'Newroz' is Kurdish for the Persian Nowruz. The Kurds celebrate this feast between March 19 and 21. It is one of the few ‘people's celebrations’ that has survived and predates all the major religious festivals. The holiday is considered by Kurds to be the single most important holiday of every year.

Sargsyan also sent a congratulatory message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Seyed Ali Khameni, the Supreme Leader of Iran. Sargsyan, in his message, wished peace, success and prosperity to the Iranian people.

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Thanks Persian. Correction made. Happy Nowruz!
Happy Nawroz to our Armenian friends, too. Although Iran also changes the calendar on March 21st, Nawroz is mostly celebrated by Kurds around the world and is the most important and the longest holiday in Kurdistan Region! Happy 2715 Nawroz to all the peace loving people around the world!

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