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New Year

Sun, Mar 22, 1998

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NPR “All Things Considered” / By Daniel Zwerdling

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The spring equinox marks the Persian new year…Daniel visits the home of Gholam and Mahnaz Afkhami to learn about Noh Ruz… which literally means new day. It is neither a religious nor patriotic holiday, but nonetheless, Persians around the world take part in the celebration.

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About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more