Iranians mark Nature’s Day at home under COVID restrictions
As the government has imposed a ban on outdoor get-togethers, people of Iran are celebrating the Nature's Day at home in compliance with the coronavirus restrictions.
Every year on the 13th day of spring, which is an official holiday in Iran known as the Nature’s Day, families go on a picnic at parks or in the countryside in celebration of the ancient festival.
While Iranians have always upheld the time-honored tradition on the thirteenth day of Nowruz by spending the day outdoors, the global coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay home this year and observe self-isolation protocols in the fight against the viral disease.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, authorities have closed all parks and public places in Iran on April 2.