Norouz, the tradition of Iranian New Year, has long been celebrated throughout the Middle East and Central Asia and by more than one religion (including members of the Zoroastrian and Islam Ismaili religions). The Bahá’ís call this holy day Naw-Rúz and it is significant in its spiritual links to spring and the new life it brings. Work is suspended for the day and members of the Bahá’í faith meet to pray, play music and dance.