We believe Nowruz deserves a Google Doodle as a festival celebrated by more than 300 Million people around the world.
We request Google to kindly consider creating a Google Doodle for the first day of spring, or Nowruz celebration, observed by nearly 300 Million people around the world and
recognized by the UN as International Day of Nowruz and entering UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, because it is an "affirmation of life in harmony with nature, the awareness of the inseparable link between constructive labour and natural cycles of renewal and the solicitous and respectful attitude towards natural sources of life".
Each year, the people in Iran and nearly 12 other countries, celebrate their new year at the exact time for vernal (spring) equinox, starting off the spring and the rebirth of the nature.
What's significantly important about this celebration is that it happens at a specific second when the whole earth enters a specific point in its orbit around the sun, thus making it a specific moment for celebration that is universal for everybody on earth, regardless of their time zone :)
FYI, the specific moment when this happens every year has been calculated down to the second by ancient astronomers in Persia, Egypt, China and Latin America for thousands of years, Spring being an important date in the calendar for agricultural and later cultural festivities.
This unique and universal moment of celebration is a time that binds us all together with the realization that we owe our happiness and delight to the promise of earth and sun for the recurring spring and appreciation of the importance of maintaining this balance, all messages that are inseparable parts of the festivities and the symbolism of Nowruz, prominently in its Haftsin symbolism, where 7 items all starting with the sound “s” are put on a table each symbolic of a natural gift or a cultural concept.
We'd appreciate Google's effort to make note of this cultural event through a Google Doodle in advance. It means more than you can possibly imagine for us, the undersigned.
We'd also like to appreciate Google's continous support of the Iranian people.
1. Nowruz is recognized by UN & entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2010/ga10916.doc
2. We believe a Google Doodle will draw attention to the core message of Nowruz, namely inviting people to live in harmony with nature.
4. Ask Google directly for a Nowruz Doodle here: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html
5. Celebrating Vernal (Spring) Equinox which occurs at a universal moment that is the same for everybody on earth, regardless of their time zones