About Nowruz Comission
Nowruz: A New Day for Humanity
Nowruz, literally meaning “new day,” has lived up to its name in wondrous ways. For at least three millennia, it has provided the supreme occasion for renewal and rejuvenation. The power behind its inexhaustible appeal resides in a simple truth: humans need a ritual that transcends distinct and distinguishable group identities to celebrate our common humanity. Nowruz does so by inviting everyone to contemplate nature as it puts on its most magnificent dress at springtime and to synchronize personal and communal relations with the spirit of nature. Pointing to nature’s ability to renew itself each and every year, Nowruz manifests intense human yearnings that transcend all divisions. The roots of Nowruz are scattered in myth and in history in much of western Asia and is anchored most profoundly in Persian mythology, where it marks the beginning of the calendar. In recent centuries, as Empires in India and Iran, In Anatolia and Central Asia gave way to the modern countries, Nowruz has been celebrated in accordance with myriad local customs and traditions. Everywhere, however, it offers the promise of a human community in which a race of all races can create a new global culture beyond all nationhood and nationality. It aspires to no less than a human community as beautiful and colorful as nature on the first day of spring.
About The Nowruz Commission
In keeping with the spirit of Nowruz, The Nowruz Commission is a multicultural not-for profit organization established for the purpose of promoting Nowruz, a time honored ancient tradition of celebrating the arrival of a new year on the first day of Spring at the exact moment of the Vernal Equinox. The Commission provides a forum for people of all cultures who recognize and celebrate Nowruz to join hands to provide education about the scientific and philosophical significance of Nowruz.