Mayor congrats counterparts on Nowruz
Mayor Eskandarpour felicitated Nowruz to Mayor of Dushanbe, the sister-city of Shiraz as well as counterparts from capital and metropolitan cities of the neighboring countries and those celebrating Nowruz.
The message reads:
"I am honored to heartily congratulate the ancient Nowruz and revival of nature to you and the esteemed people of your city. Spring, this marvelous divine blessing will, once again, bestow color and fragrance on nature reminding us that hope will finally sprout out of the cold, hard ground and the dull winter can not withstand the zest for life and renewal. How splendid and inspiring it is that hundreds of millions of people across the world celebrate both the beginning of the New Year as well as the rebirth of nature, creating a lasting companionship between enthusiasm and delight on one hand and vitality, hope and reform on the other.
Nowruz, this invaluable common heritage of ours, symbolizes shared values such as peace and friendship and serves as a vivid reminder that there exist deep-rooted ties between the nations of the region which will remain -as history has revealed – inseparable.
I wish you health, prosperity and every success in the coming year."
Marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature, Nowruz was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.Also, in its 2010 resolution, the UN general assembly recognized 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz.