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… and Nowruz is a celebration of life: the beginning of a new cycle, a tribute to Nature, Earth, a homage to joy and wisdom as major forces defying Ahriman, the hostile spirits.
Nowruz is celebrated by people of various faith in different countries. Despite all the contemporary Ahrimans and subsidiaries, maybe there is still hope that we learn something from such an ancient tradition.
Around the world: “Nowruz is publicly celebrated in the Caucasus region and central Asia.
It is a colorful holiday in: Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. In Albania Sultan Nevruz is celebrated as a mainly mystical day by the Bektashi sect. … Nowruz is also celebrated by Kurds in Iraq and Turkey as well as by Parsis in India and Pakistan. Other notable celebrations take place by Iranians around the world, such as Los Angeles, Toronto, Cologne and in UK, mainly in London …”
Nowruz in Afghanistan
India, Holy Festival
Čiburijada, Bosnian Nowruz
Nowruz is celebrated for 13 days. The first few days one visits older members of the family, relatives and friends. Gifts are exchanged; sweets and feasts are consumed. On the 13th people will spend a day, Sizdah Bedar out by the nature: parks, countryside, etc.
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