The New Year of Baháʼís and Persians is upon us. Millions worldwide celebrated Naw-Rúz on 20 March, the day of the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Literally translated as "New Day", Naw-Rúz is a time of joy and celebration, with winter's cold and dark ending and spring's warmth and light beginning. To all my friends, Happy Naw-Rúz, with all the change and hope it brings!
To commemorate Naw-Rúz, I created a video mashup of Demi Lovato's rendition of "Lovely Day" along with images from the feature film Light to the World and snippets of traditional dances from around the globe. Ms. Lovato performed her song at the 2021 Biden-Harris Inaugural Celebration. The Baháʼí International Community produced Light to the World for the 2017 bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh.
SONG: "Lovely Day"
ARTIST: Demi Lovato
WORDS & MUSIC: Bill Withers & Skip Scarboroug