Nowruz celebration in Niavaran Palace

The Iranian Buyid ruler ‘Adud al-Dawla customarily welcomed Nowruz in a majestic hall, decked with gold and silver plates and vases full of fruit and colorful flowers. The King would sit on the royal throne, and the court astronomer would come forward, kiss the ground, and congratulate him on the arrival of the New Year.The king would then summon musicians and singers, and invited his friends to gather and enjoy a great festive occasion.