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Noruz

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Noruz is the New Year in many Arab countries. It commonly falls on the day of the vernal equinox, around March 21st. It is a springtime celebration as well as a New Year festival. It is a holy day for people who practice Sufism, a religion that branches off from Islam. Noruz traditions date back 15,000 years, to before the last ice age.

  1. 1. Noruz is a celebration of what?
    1. a. New Year
    2. b. Birthdays
    3. c. Christmas
  2. 2. Around what time does Noruz happen?
    1. a. March 10th
    2. b. March 20th
    3. c. March 21st
  3. 3. What faith do people who celebrate Noruz practice?
    1. a. Sufism
    2. b. Islam
    3. c. Christianity