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Nowruz celebrated in Kabul

Nowruz celebrated in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan. 20th March 2012 -- The Jahenda Bl festival begins for Nowruz. It is a specific religious ceremony performed in the Blue Mosque of Mazar that is believed (mostly by Sunnite Afghans) to be the site of the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth caliph of Islam. -- Nowrz, meaning [The] New Day is the name of the Iranian New Year in Iranian calendars and the corresponding traditional celebrations. Nowruz is also widely referred to as the Persian New Year.
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