Saturday, March 21, 2015

Today, Muslims celebrated the spring festival of Nowruz – The Jewish Times


Today, Muslims around the world celebrated the spring festival of Nowruz, which symbolizes the rebirth of nature, celebration of life, of hope on a generous crop year. This spring festival is celebrated as a state in Tajikistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Albania, Georgia, India, Macedonia, Turkey. Nowruz is also celebrated at the local level in Tatarstan, Bashkiria and the North Caucasus.

Greek chronicler Strabo describes the celebration of Nowruz, “In the most ancient, ancient times to the present day residents Entre Rios going on that day in the Temple of Fire – it is the most revered holiday, when traders closed their shops, artisans stopped work. All fun, treat each other those drinks and dishes that touched the fire ».

UNESCO Nowruz included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and at the end of February 2010. The 64th session of the UN General Assembly declared March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz.
In each country is prepared for the holiday special holiday dishes. In Tajikistan, the table serves cakes, sweets and always Sumalak, which is prepared from germinated wheat germ.
Kazakhstan festive dish – “Nowruz skin”, which consists of 7 traditional components, a special porridge and soup, spread to the neighbors treat.

For Turkmenistan Nowruz holiday dish – plov and” seed “. “Seed” is made from flour, water and sugar, Cooking starts the day before the holiday.
Azerbaijan is preparing a very “serious” for the festive table. There are mandatory 7 dishes, each begins with the letter “c”. But food on the table put a mirror, candle and painted egg. To determine the exact onset of the New Year egg lay on a mirror, and as soon as it swings, it means that the old year is over and the new has come.

Iran Nowruz – the main and important holiday. Each family covers a generous dastarkhan with local food and traditional drinks. All containers in a house filled with grain, spring water and milk for future harvest of plenty and heavy rains. All forgive each other transgressions, tolerate and celebrate all the great families.

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