Persian culture and dating
Similar mythological narratives exist in Indian and Turkish traditions, while the legend of Amoo Nowrouz is popular in the countries of Central Asia.
On the day of Nowruz, there is much feasting, visiting family members and friends, and exchanging gifts.
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A wide range of cultural performances and traditions also take place.
Children are often given small toys, and traditionally play with colourfully painted eggs.
Iranian people carry out a thorough cleaning of their houses.
The cleaning is called “sweeping the dust”, and represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year, and welcome the New Year.