Thursday, March 20, 2008

the Spring "New Year"

Wish you all my friends a new year full of Beauty, Happiness and Peace!!!:)
On March 21, states whose territory was part of the Silk Road trade route between China and Europe celebrate Nowruz (pronounced NO-ROOZ) the Spring "New Year" This holiday, has been celebrated for at least 2,500 years, and perhaps for as long as 5,000 years. Originating in Persia and rooted in the Zoroastrian tradition and translated as “new day” from Persian. These include the five Central Asian states, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Afghanistan, parts of Turkey, India, Pakistan, China and Russia
Nowruz, spelled differently in each state, has become one of the attributes illustrating ethnic peculiarities among the Central Asian nations.
Every year, massive celebrations are staged in the Central Asian capital cities. Along with some common rituals prepared and performed under Central Asian governments’ supervision, Nowruz is also a venue for parading national costumes, dances, and food.
The holiday is associated with values of unity, forgiveness and new beginning.

more about Nowruz - Wiki


LallaLydia said...

Happy Nowruz! And a blessed Springtime to all.

Selya said...

Thank you Lydia! and Happy Nowruz to you and your family!:)

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