Peace and the care of Earth begins in the mind.
On Earth Day we can think, pray and plan what we will do to restore and renew the wonder of life on our
planet. A "New Day" when differences are forgotten as
we share the wonder of nature's new life and new beginning.
Radio and TV are requested to provide live coverage of the United Nations ceremonies so we can all
- Nature's moment of "global equipoise"
Observed as the beginning of a new year in ancient China, England, Persia, Egypt, North and South
America. At the moment of Equinox the Sun is setting at the
South Pole and rising at the North Pole. On the equator at
noon you will cast no shadow.
Nowrouz (New Day) continues to be the first day of
calendar year in Iran (Persia). New Year Celebrations begin at the exact moment of vernal equinox and
last for 13 days, culminating with Seezdehbedar (Nature Day) on the 13th day of the year. The New Year
starting March 20, 2003 at 20:30 in Iran will be year 1382.