The festival of spring and the renewal of nature is widely celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox in many countries of the world.
In many countries of the world, Nowruz is celebrated on the day of the spring equinox.
This ancient oriental holiday has been one of the most beloved for centuries, including in a number of states of Central Asia and the Middle East, it is widely celebrated in the Caucasus and in a number of regions of Russia.
The origin of the holiday is rooted in ancient times. In the first centuries of our era, it was adopted by the Turkic peoples.
Despite the persisting common features, the celebration of Nowruz takes place in accordance with established national traditions.
Since ancient times, the onset of Nowruz has been considered a time of change, so preparations for the holiday began several weeks in advance.
On the eve of the holiday, they tried to forgive all insults and leave everything unpleasant in the outgoing year, put things in order in their homes, and prepared bright festive outfits in advance. On the day of the holiday, a rich table is laid: it is believed that the generous celebration of Nowruz will bring abundance and success to the house.
People wish each other a good and happy year, treat each other with sweets.
The celebration of Nowruz is not complete without various national games, usually of a competitive nature.
According to folk tales, Nowruz is preceded by four Tuesdays, each of which is dedicated to the awakening of one of the natural elements. So, every week on Tuesday, “Tuesdays of Water”, “Fire”, “Wind” and “Earth” are celebrated. The awakening of these forces of nature portends the arrival of the fifth, main element, a new bright day – Nowruz, the beginning of the revival and complete awakening of the earth