Iran Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have issued separate congratulatory messages in prelude to the annual Persian New Year holidays – Nowruz.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution congratulated people for the auspicious birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) and the Eid of Nowruz on Monday, naming the upcoming year as “Resistance Economy: Production and Employment.”
“I wish a happy Eid for you dear compatriots, for the great people of Iran, for the dear youth and for people from various social backgrounds,” the Leader said in his speech.
“If we want to evaluate the year that has passed – the year 1395 – it included happy and sad events, bitter and sweet events, just like all other years...
“We experienced sweet events related to national dignity, national security, youthful determination among the people of Iran and all-inclusive religious moves all over the country. We also experienced bitter events which were mainly related to economic and social matters,” Iran Leader Khamenei said.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani, in his Nowruz message, said the New Year will be a year of further development as well as employment for the youth.
“The message of Nowruz for us is the message of prosperity and liveliness… Everybody should know that the nation and people are the owners of the country,” Rouhani said.
“The new year will be the year of development of transportation, in railroads in five provinces, in our fleet of airliners, maritime transportation, and transit with different countries...
“I hope our dear country will be safe in the current year and coming years; I hope our dear and proud people of Iran live their lives with more unity and economic prosperity,” Rouhani concluded.
Nowruz, which begins on March 21 this year and marks the Persian New Year, starts with the beginning of spring, where people hold ceremonies for the onset of the season.