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Celebrating Novruz Holiday

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Celebration Novruz

    One of the most interesting tradition in Azerbaijan is Celebration   Novruz. It is widely celebrated in Azerbaijan as a symbol of winter's leaving and spring's coming. Many ceremonies and devotions are dedicated to this day. Before the   holiday arrives, women do a major annual house-cleaning, two ore three weeks before the holiday, most families start to   grow a plate of samani-sprouted grains, such as wheate or lentils. This green symbolizes their hope for an abundant harvest in the coming year. In addition to enjoying many home-made sweets and getting new clothes for the holiday ,they love the tradition of “Papagatdi”. This practice is similar to Halloween   in the West but simpler. Children join their friends and place their hats in front of their neigbors’ doors, knock and run away to hide. Owners usually fill them with sweets ,toasted wheat, candy and fruits,which the children share among each other. There are a lot of devotions in Novruz. It is one of the most interesting, beautifull holiday in Azerbaijan.

                                                                                                                          Rahman Samadzade
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