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300 Million People Will Celebrate Persian New Year Today



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About 300 million people across the world are celebrating Persian New Year — or Nowruz — on Monday, March 20.

The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar and also celebrates spring.

Nowruz lasts 13 days. It starts at 2:24 p.m. PDT today.

Watch: How 300 Million People Celebrate Persian New Year