The Leader congratulated the nation on the advent of the New Persian calendar year of 1394 in a televised address early Saturday morning.
The following is the full text of the message issued by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on the occasion of Nowrouz, the 13-day celebration holiday that marks the start of the new Persian Year.
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O Conqueror of hearts and sight,
O Planner of night and day,
O Transformer of power and circumstances,
Change our condition to the best of conditions.
Greetings be upon Fatima, her father, her husband and her children.
The beginning of this year is concurrent with the days of the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (God’s greetings be upon her). Our people’s love and respect for the Holy Prophet’s (S) household and honorable daughter requires that certain considerations be taken into account by everyone. Of course, everyone will undoubtedly do so. We hope that these days and the New Year will be imbued with Fatemi blessings. I hope that the auspicious name and memory of this great personality will exert its deep and permanent influence on the lives of our people in the year 1394. And I hope that the arrival of the spring – which is coincident with the beginning of the solar Hijri year – will be blessed for the people of Iran and for all those peoples who commemorate Nowrouz.
I would like to send my sincere greetings to the Imam of the Age (may our souls be sacrificed for his sake) and I use this opportunity to commemorate the memory of our magnanimous Imam (RA) and our martyrs. I hope that in the New Year we will benefit from the blessings and prayers of those pure and dear personalities.