Starting in 2018, the day of the northern equinox in California is known as Nowruz Day.
The law is Government Code section 6727.
Note: the “u” in Nowruz has a tilde above it – even though that is not a letter in the English language.
who is Nowruz? Actually, it is not who, but what.
Nowruz is the Iranian New Year.
Why is California celebrating a holiday from Muslim Iran? Well, you can never be too politically correct in California.
According to the legislative history California celebrates Ronald Reagan Day and days featuring Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans, but nothing for Middle Easterners.
Since we do not want to leave out any group, California now recognized the Iranian New Year.