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About Ancient Iranian New Year
Ancient Iranian New Year is also called as Noruz or new day and is the celebration of spring equinox. It is first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. It is celebrated by Iranian on March 21st and is the most cherished of all the Iranian festivals and is celebrated by all. Originally being a Zoroastrian festival, and the holiest of them all, Nowruz is believed to have been invented by Zoroaster himself, although there is no clear date of origin. Noruz with its' uniquely Iranian characteristics has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian belief system in the Sassanid period. In the Sassanid period, the New Year would be celebrated for 21 days and on the 19th day there would be another major festival. At all times there were feasts, prayers, dance, plays and jokers. Haji Firouz might be what is left of the ancient festivities. Men color their face black, dress in colorful outfits and appear in public dancing and singing joyful and merry songs. For ancient Iranians, Noruz was a celebration of life and they felt forces of nature, which were completely beyond their control, had a dominant effect on their lives. They formed a union with these forces to protect themselves and through this union they created a balance and maintained cosmic order. They are expected to only think of good things, speak the good words and act the good deeds. This way they managed to keep their balance. Noruz was an occasion when life with all its glory was celebrated and cherished. Food and delicacies are prepared with tea, drinks, fruits, and bread, cheese and fresh herbs. Wealthy Iranians spend the day in country homes and the occasion is a communal one and all close relative and friends participate. Wheat or barley shoots grown especially for the New Year are discarded in nature and picnic ends with the setting of the sun. In the modern days there is music and dancing while most people will play games and sports, unwed girls can wish for a husband by going into the fields and tying a knot between green shoots, symbolizing a marital bond. is an online calendar website designed to organize special occasions like Ancient Iranian New Year. Customize Ancient Iranian New Year reminders, Ancient Iranian New Year gift suggestions, Ancient Iranian New Year event planning, Ancient Iranian New Year history and tradition. Plan, organize and celebrate special occasions and holidays like Ancient Iranian New Year online at Create a free account and set a calendar reminder for Ancient Iranian New Year.
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