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1. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Hello
Do you know about Norouz?
Do you like speak about it for you ?
Regards

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

norouz is the Iranian newyear. I got stuck in Tehran for a few days because of 10 days holiday. Nothing, really nothing was open during norouz!

Please Elnaz go ahead! Tell us about norouz;)

3. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

norouz is the Iranian newyear. I got stuck in Tehran for a few days because of 10 days holiday. Nothing, really nothing was open during norouz!

Please Elnaz go ahead! Tell us about norouz;)

oh , i will tell you certainly

4. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

About Norouz , taken of Wikipedia :

Norouz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year as well as the beginning of the Bahá'í year [2]. It is celebrated by some communities on March 21st and by others on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (start of spring), which may occur on March 20th, 21st or 22nd

Tradition dates Noruz as far back as 15,000 years ago -- before the last ice age. The mythical Persian King Jamshid (Yima or Yama of the Indo-Iranian lore) symbolizes the transition of the Indo-Iranians from animal hunting to animal husbandry and a more settled life in human history. Seasons played a vital part then. Everything depended on the four seasons. After a severe winter, the beginning of spring was a great occasion with mother nature rising up in a green robe of colorful flowers and the cattle delivering their young. It was the dawn of abundance. Jamshid is said to be the person who introduced Noruz celebrations.[3]

Prophet Zoroaster (Zarathushtra) was the architect of the pre-Islamic Iranian cosmology who instituted many feasts, festivals and rituals to pay homage to the seven creations, the holy immortals and Ahura Mazda. The seven most important ones are known as Gahambars, the feasts of obligation.

for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norouz

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 10, 2007, at 10:19 AM by Elnaz ]

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Elnaz

Do u have special food, and a party, for Norouz?

Mel

6. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Thanks Elnaz

Do u have special food, and a party, for Norouz?

Mel

About food .
All Iranian foods can consider as special food , because those really are special.
But if you mean something that be special just for nowrooz , No , Nothing special , just same foods as always.

And Parties.
yes.
Famillies and friends goes to other families or friends house .
but with a big difference.
Its without invitation.
Actually , Nowrooz , is the invitation reason for us.
I really love Nowrooz ( Now rooz means NEWDAY , Due to the fact that Spring gives everything a new life , and everything look like they reborned )
Nice smells everywhere , grass and Song of birds .

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 25, 2007, at 12:27 PM by Shahabsito ]

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thank you Shahab and a happy new year, to u.

Do u exchange any presents, for Norouz?

Mel

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Elnaz

About Norouz , taken of Wikipedia :

Norouz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year as well as the beginning of the Bahá'í year [2]. It is celebrated by some communities on March 21st and by others on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (start of spring), which may occur on March 20th, 21st or 22nd

Tradition dates Noruz as far back as 15,000 years ago -- before the last ice age. The mythical Persian King Jamshid (Yima or Yama of the Indo-Iranian lore) symbolizes the transition of the Indo-Iranians from animal hunting to animal husbandry and a more settled life in human history. Seasons played a vital part then. Everything depended on the four seasons. After a severe winter, the beginning of spring was a great occasion with mother nature rising up in a green robe of colorful flowers and the cattle delivering their young. It was the dawn of abundance. Jamshid is said to be the person who introduced Noruz celebrations.[3]

Prophet Zoroaster (Zarathushtra) was the architect of the pre-Islamic Iranian cosmology who instituted many feasts, festivals and rituals to pay homage to the seven creations, the holy immortals and Ahura Mazda. The seven most important ones are known as Gahambars, the feasts of obligation.

for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norouz

Why quote wikipedia? Why not tell us of your own insights and experiences?

9. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Thank you Shahab and a happy new year, to u.

Do u exchange any presents, for Norouz?

Mel

You're welcome and thanks
Hehe , yes , we do .
Children get cash from others .
When I was a child , I used to get lots of money During Nowrooz hloidays
I won't forget those days.
But nowadays , I have to give money to children .

You have to see Nowrooz by yourself. this is intrestic and fantastic

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I would like to see Norouz Shahab.
But, unfortunately it is not a good time for tourists.
Everything is closed. Better for us to come, when hotel owners and restaurants have nothing better to do, than cater to us.
What do the children spend their money on?
Do u have fireworks, for the New Year. We have a lot of them, for the New Year, here in Germany.

Mel