Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Novruz!

Novruz is traditional Azerbaijani holiday, which celebrates the coming of spring and the New Year in Persian calendar. To be honest, I don't really look at it as a New Years celebration, since in my world is year 2014, not 1392 (?) but I look at it as a celebration of spring. It's been 12 years already, that I've been living outside of my hometown - Baku, but wherever I am, I make sure, I have my khoncha, semeni and Azerbaijani delights on Novruz. 
Novruz is celebrated on 20-21st of March, but one month before the actual holiday, people celebrate the four last pre-holiday Tuesdays. They are called:
  • Su Chershenbesi - Tuesday of Water
  • Od Chershenbesi - Tuesday of Fire
  • Yel Chershenbesi - Tuesday of Wind
  • Torpag Chershenbesi - Tuesday of Earth
We usually prepare the khoncha, which is a tray with different kind of nuts, raisins, dried fruits, dyed eggs and traditional Azerbaijani sweets. We also put samani in the centerpiece of the table and lighting up the candles.
I want to wish my Azerbaijani and Persian readers, Happy Novruz! May the coming of spring bring happiness and peace to the world!
Novruz Bayraminiz Mubarek!


2 comments:

  1. Aaaaaaaa you have Paxlava? That's it , i am coming over:))) Beautiful post! Happy Novruz!

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    1. I had some from Baku, uje zakonchilas, I wanna ask my mom to send me more :))

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