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Nowruz Celebration , Persian New Year

Nowruz Ancient Celebration

New Year Celebration is one of the oldest traditions during which Persian celebrate the beginning day of spring in various regions of Iran and Persian-speaking countries. This celebration begins with an indescribable enthusiasm with great enthusiasm among the nations on the first day of spring.

There are many myths how to celebrate the new day of the year that includes the superiority of it in terms of the disparity of the name of the moon and the day.

According to historical documents, Nowruz Celebration dates back before Achaemenid monarchy and had an especial rituals, which still undergoes little executive change.

Nowruz Traditions; Housecleaning

According to the ancient traditions of Nowruz, Iranians cleaned everything, sometimes painted their houses. They threw away the old furniture and replaced it with a new one. Breaking the jug, which was a place of year-long contamination and grief, was considered necessary.

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Nowruz Celebration , Nowruz Tradition , Iran Destination

Nowruz Celebration, Planting Wheat

Iranians put the seeds of wheat, barley, rice, beans, lentils, millet, chickpeas, sesame, faba bean, kajilah, corn, and mung bean number seven or the twelve holy numbers of the towers. In columns of raw clay, the seeds were raised on which they believed that the seeds would be a blessing in the New Year.
Families typically planted three frames of wheat and barley and millet with the symbols of Homet (good thought), hokht (good speech), and hoovert (good deeds), that considered the ancestors to grow and grow.

The Return of the Dead

Ancient Iranians believed that with the advent of Nowruz, the Forohars or the souls of the deceased would return to the world and be happy and pray for their survivors if they found the sanctuary clean and their relatives happy.  So they burned musk and amber in the house for a few days, and sold candles and lights.
Women cooked the best food and also for their dead relatives in the day before Nowruz, which was called the al-‘Afra or the barbarian. They used to roam the house they had been living in for years and prayed for it.
Part of this tradition is still common among Iranians, so that on the last Friday night of the year, spring flowers, including hyacinths, visit graves and their deceased and apologize to their deceased.

Lighting in Nowruz Celebration

lighting is another ancient tradition of ancient Iranians. At that time, Aryan tribes lit torches on the rooftops of houses and tall fortifications, set fire to them, or hung lights on the houses as they approached Nowruz.

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One of the most authentic and attractive traditions of Nowruz is Haft-Cin table. By preparing the Seven Cins to the Seven Amish Spas or the Twelve Sacred to the months. Iranians provide items at a table in their homes for the first day of spring.

And there was a bread made of seven beans, dates, cheese, sugar, branches of the sacred pomegranate, willow, olive, figs of three, seven, or twelve, and the Bible were among the other items in the seven-sided table.

Nowadays, Iranians are content with the seven Cins which are commonly garlic, vinegar, sumac, sycamore, sesame and vegetable, and apples and flowers such as hyacinth and lily.

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