Happy Nowruz: A New Year has Now Begun

An official UN holiday celebrated by people around the world
Rahman Mohamed

 

Google First Day of Spring Doodle - End

Google Doodle, first day of spring

 

Nowruz is a holiday celebrated annually on March 21 internationally.  It’s the first full day after the “vernal equinox, [and] is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world”.  As the first official day of spring it’s a holiday that goes back over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East, now spreading to Europe and North America.  In 2010 the UN declared March 21 International Day of Nowruz.

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Canadian Parliament To Hear a Historic Address From the Aga Khan

Rahman Mohamed

Parliament_Centre_Block_from_the_south_east_cornerIn a PMO News Release on February 7, rebroadcast on a “24 SEVEN Exclusive” on February 8, Stephen Harper announced that he’d invited His Highness the Aga Khan to address Parliament during an official visit on February 27, 2014.

Who is the Aga Khan?

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