Originally Posted by Dylan
Nowruz in Persian means "New year" - The new year begins March 20 on the Persian calendar.
March 20, 2012
President Obama on Nowruz:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
March 20, 2006
I send greetings to those celebrating Nowruz.
Nowruz is an ancient celebration marking the arrival of the New Year. For millions of people around the world who trace their heritage to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, India, and Central Asia, Nowruz is a celebration of life and an opportunity to express joy and happiness through visiting family and friends, exchanging gifts, and enjoying the beauty of nature.
Our Nation is blessed by the traditions and contributions of Americans of many different backgrounds. Our diversity has made us stronger and better, and Laura and I send warm regards to all Americans celebrating Nowruz.
Best wishes for peace and prosperity in the New Year.
GEORGE W. BUSH