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Nowruz Optimism

Nowruz, Persian New Year, is a time of renewal and optimism.

It marks the beginning of the Persian spring, a season of growth, and rejuvenation.

The festivities of Nowruz are centred around hope, optimism, and positivity. The holiday celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and the renewal of nature after the cold, dark days of winter.

Nowruz's optimism is rooted in the belief that the start of a new year brings with it new opportunities, new beginnings, and new possibilities. People use this time to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. They set goals and aspirations, both personal and professional, with the hope of achieving them in the coming year.

Nowruz is a time for families and friends to come together, celebrate, and share their hopes and dreams for the future. People exchange gifts and greetings, decorate their homes, and prepare special meals. It is a time to put aside differences and come together in a spirit of unity and harmony.

The optimism of Nowruz is not just limited to individuals and families. It extends to communities, countries, and even the world. Nowruz offers a chance for people to come together and work towards common goals, such as peace, prosperity, and environmental sustainability.

In a world that can often feel dark and divided, Nowruz's optimism provides a beacon of hope and light. It reminds us that no matter how difficult things may seem, there is always the potential for renewal and growth. By celebrating Nowruz and embracing its message of optimism, we can all take steps towards a brighter and more positive future.


Sima Sarrafan, Microsoft and Bellevue School District: "Whether we jump over fires literally or figuratively, we can shed the ​cloud of sickness​, and embrace health, optimism, forgiveness and healing. This year, we can celebrate together the start of a new day, with the hope this spring deserves."

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