Celebrating Nowruz with Cerys Matthews

Today an estimated 180 million people around the world will be celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which takes place on the spring equinox.

I chatted to BBC 6 music presenter Cerys Matthews about the traditions  and rituals of this ancient festival and what this year’s Nowruz means to many Iranians in the context of the USA travel ban and increasingly hostile rhetoric coming out of Trump’s administration. Listen again here

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