ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday extended his wishes on the occasion of Nowruz.
Nowruz is the spring festival celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, the Central Asian states and parts of Pakistan. It marks the first day of the Persian New Year.
The premier tweeted: “A Happy Nauroze to all those celebrating it.”
A Happy Nauroze to all those celebrating it.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 21, 2019
Nowruz, which marks the first day of spring and the renewal of nature, is celebrated by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.
In 2009, Nowruz was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a festival of rich diversity promoting peace and solidarity across regions and generations. The following year, the UN General Assembly welcomed its inclusion on the list.