The Persian New Year will begin on March 20, 2013, at 14:31:56 PM local time in Iran(11:01:56 AM, GMT),thus, 21 March 2013 is the first day of Iranian year 1392!
People celebrate Nowruz (new day) in Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Balkans, the Black Sea and many other parts of the world.
Nowruz which coincides with the astronomical Vernal Equinox Day or the first day of spring is as one of the oldest and most cherished festivities celebrated for at least 3,000 years.
For Iranians, Nowruz is a celebration of renewal and change, a time to visit relatives and friends, and pay respect to senior family members. They prepare to welcome the New Year days before by spring cleaning and buying new clothes.