IRNA – Shabdiz Music Band performed in four Scandinavian countries to celebrate the Iranian New Year, Norouz, 1396, which began on March 21, 2017.
Iranian Cultural Attaché to Sweden and Iranian embassies in Denmark, Finland, and Norway organized the concert which was abundantly attended by the Scandinavians and the Iranian diaspora.
Shabdiz Iranian Folk Music Band is a music group based in the provincial capital of Bushehr, southern Iran.
Iranian cultural and musical groups put on shows abroad to celebrate Norouz with their fellow countrymen residing in different parts of the world.
Norouz means the New Day and marks the beginning of spring according to the ancient Iranian solar calendar.
It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar and usually occurs on 21 March or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed.
Millions of people in Iran and a number of other countries across the globe celebrate Norouz including in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
It is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide on the day of the spring Equinox, which marks the sun’s crossing of the Equator and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.