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PERSIAN NEW YEAR(NOOROZ)
Persian New Year(Noorouz)
The Persian New Year, which is called Nooroz by the Iranians, is kind of like Christmas for the Iranians.
Norouz begins on the first day of spring and this ceremony represents two main concepts:
The End (Evil)
During this new year, Persian families clean and fix their homes and make new clothes as a sign of rebirth or starting over.
Some people called Troubadours wear a lot of makeup and wear bright outfits to parade in carnivals with tambourines, drums and trumpets to welcome the New Year.
Norouz is spelled several ways: Norouz, Nowrooz, Noruz, Norouz, and Norooz.
Norouz is the Iranian New Year celebration. Their new year begins on the
first day of Spring for the U.S
These are some of the types of food served during Norouz.
Information about Norouz.
norooz (Persian New Year)
Troubadours were people that would play music on Norouz (below, left). Persepolis I: (Marjane Satrapi and her parents below, right)
paraded the streets during Norouz. The Persian New Year usually starts on the first day of spring. As a sign of renewal, Iranians will make new clothes, and have ceremonial cloth set up in their household. The New Year, or Noruz, was started by a mythical king called Jamshid. Jamshid defeated evil demons, and became a master at everything except a master of heaven. Jamshid commanded demons to lift him to the sky, and people thought he was powerful because they thought he made sky have a different array of colors. So he was rewarded with jewels and other treasures. This celebration came to be the first day of the year and it was called Noruz. Another ritual that is made in honor of Nouruz, is when a person makes a wish at a place (e.g.: an intersection) The person's fortune comes true when passerby will start a conversation and the person overhears it. This ritual is called
. Fal-gush literally translates to "listening for one's fortune."
Chahar Shanbeh Suri
is the last Wednesday of the year. Bon fires are lit in public places during the eve of the celebration. The fire and light are supposed to represent happiness and enlightenment for the upcoming year. Chahar Shanbeh Suri can be compared to Halloween. People run through the streets knocking on doors for candy, while banging pots and pans, to end the last unlucky Wednesday night for the year. People are also visited by their ancesestors' spirits on the last day of the year. It is a traditional Iranian festival/holiday celebrating the New Year. It usually starts on March 21. Its also celebrated in West Asia, Central Asia, and Northwestern China.
Typical food served during Norouz
about persian new year
It is a celebration that celebrates the first day of spring.
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