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Tehran meeting to mull over adding more countries to Noruz file in UNESCO
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TEHRAN – The representatives from the seven countries that registered the Noruz celebration on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009 will come together today in Tehran to study adding Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan to the Noruz file at UNESCO.
 
Noruz, the ancient celebration of the Iranian New Year that begins on the first day of spring, was registered on the UNESCO list as a common element from Iran, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
 
Documents prepared by the three countries will be discussed during the three-day meeting in Tehran, Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO)’s Department for Registration of Natural, Historical and Intangible Heritage Director Farhad Nazari told the Persian service of MNA on Friday.
 
Officials from the countries are scheduled to attend a Noruz festival, which will be held in the Afghan capital Kabul in March.
 
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