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Nowruz on Uzbekistan's Tower of Silence

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Uzbekistan, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, History

About 20 countries and communities almost all over the world celebrate Nowruz [1] today. Commonly known as the ‘Persian New Year,’ Nowruz has its origins in the ancient religion Zoroastrianism [2]. Don Croner celebrates [3] the holiday on the ruins of the so-called ‘Zoroastrian Tower of Silence’ in Uzbekistan. The blogger writes about the history of the festival and posts photos from the venue where people┬ácelebrated┬áthe holiday centuries ago.