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Happy Norooz (New Year) at JavaRanch

 
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Happy Norooz to everyone at JavaRanch



Tonight we begin the New Year with the start of Spring and I wish all the best for all members of JavaRanch especially to all Iranians, Kurds, Afghans, Tajiks, Turks, Azeris, Beluchis, Kazahkhs, Uzbeks, Turkmens, Caucasians , ...

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Happy Norooz :-)


wow .. its nice to know that Hindus(not all but some sect) also celebrate new year this time. (If I be specific then it was on Monday).

If I know correct about Roman calendar then April was the first month of the year.
 
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Yeah..happy nawrooz to every one....
 
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Norow a shomam mobarak!

 
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Norooz in Tashkent

 
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Iam Alaa Hendi from Amman-Jordan,it is a cooooooool and happy new year
 
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Here in India, Parsis celebrates their new year.


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Badakhshani-Tajik girl celebrate her own dance




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Happy new year Too!!

BTW: What is Norooz ? Any history about it?

Bye,
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No(new) rooz(day) simply means new day and marks the first day of spring. This day was and is the most important day for the Indo-Iranians which goes back to ancient Iran several thousand years before Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

It is tightly connected to the Zoroastrian religion which is still practiced in small numbers in today Iran.




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Where I lived in Russia, we believed that Norooz is a Tatar holiday.
 
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Originally posted by Darya Akbari:

It is tightly connected to the Zoroastrian religion which is still practiced in small numbers in today Iran.



In India, Zorostrain knows as Parsis and I guess India has the highest number of that community in the world.
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Where I lived in Russia, we believed that Norooz is a Tatar holiday.



I didn't know that the persian influence event went that far. On the other hand the area where the Tatars live today is not their place of origin. In former times I think they were much nearer to the persian hemisphere and hence under more influence of the persian civilization.

Just a theory .
 
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Happy New Year! Sure looks like fun!
 
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Fire Jumping Tehran-Iran



Video from BBC Persian program.
 
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Ah! I remember doing this as a kid!
 
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Fire is an essential part for Norooz and the Zoroastrian religion.

Fire jumper in Tehran



 
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Today is the last day of norooz celebrations .

We have the years:

7029 mitraye ariyaei (Mitra)
3745 zartoshti (Zoroastrian)
2566 shahanshahi (Pahlavi)
1386 khorshidi (Islamic Solar)
 
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Tomorrow lot of countries celebrate another new year with the begin of spring. Happy new year
 
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Happy New Year to you all !!! Hope you all will enjoy some really delicious food yummy !!
 
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Here a nice article from the Washington Post
 
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