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Nowruz rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan
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What is Nowruz? Explained for non-Persians

Nowruz is the Iranian New Year which corresponds to the spring equinox, the first day of spring in the solar calculation of the number of days in a year.
The traditional New Year’s spread (sofre-ye haft sin) features seven items that begin with the letter S: sabzeh (sprouts), samanu (pudding), sib (apple), serkeh (vinegar), sir (garlic), senjed (dried oleaster), and somaq (a fruity spice). The spread also typically includes other items such as a copy of the Qur’an, a mirror, and live goldfish. The Iranian New Year, Noruz, is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated by peoples from the Balkans to Central Asia and India.
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Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
Nowruz Rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan
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Nowruz Rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan

Nowruz in the historical Village of Palangan, Kurdistan. Kurdish People in traditional costumes during the Nowruz Ceremony in the Kurdistan.
Amoo-Noruz in Iran - Iranian Preparing for Nowruz
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Amu Nowruz in Iran - Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

Amu Nowruz also known as Papa Nowruz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring.
Nowruz 2017 in Iran
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Iranian Preparing To Celebrate Nowruz: The Persian New Year

Nowruz 2017 coming and Iranian preparing to celebrate the Persian new year. Iranian people carry out a thorough cleaning of houses these days and are waiting for the spring.