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Novruz bayrami - Azerbaijan

Description The main and favorite holiday of the Azerbaijanis is Novruz bayrami, which is literally translated as "holiday of spring". Novruz is an origin Muslim celebration of New Year. It is celebrated on March 20-21, when the nature is waking up and the spring accedes its throne, when new life is initiated. All the country is preparing for this holiday. Prospects and squares of the cities are decorated; the hostesses are making cleaning up all around.
All the streets and yards are full of joy these days. Dances, songs, crackers, popguns, music, laugh, "new year" fortune telling and sorcery, visit to the relatives with the holiday sweet gifts always take place.
Date Fri, March 21, 2008
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category National Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Thu, July 17, 2008 8:32pm GMT
Participants National Holidays
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