People think of spring as a time or rebirth and the promise of relief from cold. But to many countries in Central Asia, especially Iran Afghanistan and Tajikistan, there’s more to it than that. The arrival of spring is all about a long lasting tradition, a celebration rooted in history and the glorification of growth. For the Iranian people, years begin at Iranian New Year which is widely known as Nowruz on March 21. Nowruz is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people are expected to be home to celebrate the festival with their families. Want to know more about our traditions during Nowruz? Follow our stories and posts in the upcoming days.