Iranian Amb. Bakhtiari Hosts Hotel Dinner for Iranians
Associate Editor & Writer
He also added "Nowruz was officially registered on the UNESCO list of 'Intangible Heritage of Humanity' in September, 2009." Nine other countries officially celebrate Nowruz, these include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Ambassador is certain that now the festival which is celebrated by nearly 300 million people from Central Asia to the Balkans, will gain more importance than ever with international recognition. After his address the Ambassador gave out gifts of money in brand new Korean bank notes, to each person in the hall, personally. A major part of the Norouz New Year rituals is setting the "Haft Seen" with seven specific items. In ancient times each of the items corresponded to one of the seven creations and the seven holy immortals protecting them. A large projection of a film called "The Seven Faces of Civilisation" highlighted the ancient and historical treasures of Iran and created a magnificent back drop to the celebration.On behalf of the Seoul Times, "Sad Saal be in Saal-ha" (Wishing 100 more Happy New Years) to everyone.
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Matthew Love serves as an Associate Editor & Writer of The Seoul Times. He specializes in European film as well as other cultural and social areas. He earned his BA degree with honors in Media Production with English Literature at the University of Luton, England, and MA degree in International Cinema at the University of Bedfordshire. He is the director of Kool4katz.Tv based in Bulgaria.
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