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

Quoting james

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.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norouz

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oh , but Mr Shahab tolled instead of me
Thank you , Mr Shahab

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

Quoting Mel.

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

Depends on children .
They spend it in different ways , maybe buying chocolates , toys , etc
and some save it for later and for important business.

And about firework.
We don't have a traditional firework on Nowrooz . but right before Nowrooz , The last Wednesday , All over Iran , you can see and hear a very big and particular fire play/work .
We call it Chahar-Shabbe Soori .
Wednesday burnout or Wednesday party.

Quoting Elnaz

oh , but Mr Shahab told instead of me
Thank you , Mr Shahab

You're welcome .

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

Thank you Shahab!!

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

Quoting Mel.

Thank you Shahab!!

You're welcome
Its a pleasure to share my culture with others.
- Best Regards

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

It is a pleasure, to hear about it too, Shahab.
We dont hear much over here, about how life in Iran is.
Not many tourists go there, so there is little information, about the life and culture.
All we hear about Iran is politics.;)

Mel

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

Quoting Mel.

It is a pleasure, to hear about it too, Shahab.
We dont hear much over here, about how life in Iran is.
Not many tourists go there, so there is little information, about the life and culture.
All we hear about Iran is politics.;)

Mel

I hate politics .
but nice to hear that you like knowing things about Iran and Iranians

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