The Practices of the Persian Spring Festivity: Nowruz
On March 21, the first day on the Iranian calendar and the first day time of spring, all Iranians enthusiastically enjoy the Nowruz festival, irrespective of their age, dialect, gender, race, religion, or social status. Nowruz literally means " new day”, and the Norooz Festival, at its core, celebrates the vitality of character. This is a symbol of the triumph of good over the evil makes of darkness, which are symbolized by winter months. The celebration includes a big range of traditions and events from the last Wednesday of last year for the thirteenth day time of the new Persian 12 months; from the " Red Wednesday” and " Year Delivery” to " Pass Thirteenth! ” among all. The night before the final Wednesday from the year is definitely celebrated as " Chârshanbe Sûrî” or " Crimson Wednesday”, the industry festival of fireplace. This event is the party of the light (the good) winning over the darkness (the bad). The tradition contains people entering the roads and walkways to make bonfires, and hop over them while singing the traditional song " My yellowness is yours and your redness can be mine”. The figurative meaning of the song is " My paleness (pain, sickness) for you (the fire), the strength (health) for me”. It is actually thought that the fire burns out all the fear (yellowness) in their spirit, in preparation for brand spanking new year. The " Reddish Wednesday” technique of giving very good the previous year's health and pleasure, while exchanging any remaining paleness and evil intended for the warmth and vibrancy in the fire, can be serving different kinds of pastry and nuts referred to as " Problem-Solving Nuts”. There are also several other customs on this night that I have no enough time to describe them. The 2nd tradition that we want to indicate is " Year Delivery”, which is called while " Saal-Tahvil”, is the several hours during which this year ends and the new year begins. " Year Delivery” is famous around the " Haft-Sin Table”, which is a main traditional desk setting of Nowruz, with presence of most members of the family, in...
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