Iranians History on This Day

 Mar 23 

Declaration of Khosrau Anushiravan as Crown Prince and Agricultural Reforms
On 22 March AD 519, midst Nowruz days, Qobad (Kavadh I), the Sassanid shah of Iran, declared his third son, Khosrau Anushiravan, as his successor. Qobad had three sons, one of which, by the name of Kavoos, was appointed as governor of Tabarestan (Mazandaran). The other son of Qobad, named, Zam, had one blind eye.
    In the introductory ceremony for Khosrau Anushiravan, Qobad said that his decision was the result of years of study and experience and he was confident about this selection.
     Qobad (Kavadh I) who was under influence of the ideology of Mazdak (he is known as the founder of socialism in the world), during Nowruz ceremony in AD 515 announced his decision to drastically reduce tax on farmers and low income people, increase the share of the farmers from their farm products and also carry out other constructive programs, like building dams.
    Translation by Rowshan Lohrasbpour (AmordadNews writer)
Nowruz and the Tajiks
The Tajiks honor and celebrate the national Iranian festivals which are the thousands years old heritage of our common ancestors, especially Nowruz. During Nowruz, Tajik (Persian) girls greet and welcome people in the national parks, as shown below (as in the picture):

    During Nowruz, which is the most ancient national festival, the Tajiks (Persians – Iranian origin) first commemorate the memory of their ancestors (they recite Shahnameh) and visit ancient historical sites in which the thoughts, works and art of their ancestors are reflected. They visit their ancestors, s traces with such love and fervor as though they want to commune with them and breathe for an hour with their presence. The Tajiks, who live in Afghanistan and the countries in the Transoxiania region (Fararood), are 30 million in number. Half of them have kept the title, “Parsiban = the guardian of the Persian language and culture” for themselves from 14 centuries ago. They had put this name on themselves after the Arab invasion, in order to prove that they would preserve their Persian language and Iranian culture, and after return of independence in Iran, will again spread it all over Iran. They kept to their oath and the present Persian language is the same that they preserved for us. The below picture is about one such a visit to an ancient site, on Nowruz, in 2007.

    On the threshold of Nowruz (March 2007), in Tajikistan, the international union of the Persian speaking journalists was established, in the same way as, previously, the Anjuman of Persian Speaking Writers was established.
    Translation by Rowshan Lohrasbpour (AmordadNews writer)




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