Iranians living in European countries have held ceremonies to celebrate Norouz (New Year) in family get-togethers as well as in the events held at Iran's diplomatic missions in Barcelona, Budapest and Paris on the eve of Norouz.
At least 26 people have been killed after Daesh terrorists carried out a bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital of Kabul where people had gathered to celebrate Norouz marking the start of the Persian New Year.
Each year, millions of Iranians celebrate one of the most significant holidays Norouz, Persian New Year, in Iran and throughout the world. In Iran, the New Year begins with the advent of spring, and most everyone observe it by celebrating a season of new life, and wishing for good luck in the year ahead.
Iran will soon introduce incentive packages to foreigners to encourage them to visit tourist attractions in the country during Norouz, the Iranian New Year, announced the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization.
Cultural Heritage Desk
Over 62 million tourists visited cultural, historical and tourist sties of Iran during the Norouz (New Iranian Year) holidays, said the deputy head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
President Hassan Rouhani in separate messages to heads of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Uzbekistan congratulated the arrival of Norouz, the New Day festival, commencing at the beginning of the spring.