Nowruz celebration in Niavaran Palace

Although the word Nowruz is not recorded in Achaemenid inscriptions, there is a detailed account by Xenophon of a Nowruz celebration taking place in Persepolis and the continuity of this festival in the Achaemenid tradition. Nowruz was an important day during the Achaemenid Empire . Kings of the different Achaemenid nations would bring gifts to the King of Kings.