Definition of Nowrooz
1. Noun. (Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox.
Category relationships: Farsi, Persian
Generic synonyms: March Equinox, Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox
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Literary usage of Nowrooz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia by Mary Leonora Woulfe Sheil, Justin Sheil (1856)
"Though the splendour of the nowrooz has decayed, and the value of the gifts has decreased, the total abrogation of this ancient national festival would ..."
2. A Journey Through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia by Augustus Henry Mounsey (1872)
"The nowrooz, new day, is a great festival in Persia. The Shah then receives his annual tribute and presents from his ministers and governors, ..."
3. History of the Rise of the Mahomedan Power in India: Till the Year A. D. 1612 by John Briggs (1829)
"... despatched him to take the go- * The nowrooz is the day of the vernal equinox, on which the Persian year commences. ..."
4. A History of Persia from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the Year by Robert Grant Watson (1866)
"... and the Shah prepared to follow them in person after the celebration of the annual festival of the nowrooz. At the same time the king endeavoured to add ..."