HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR PERSIAN’S NEW YEAR CALLED NOWRUZ?
Nowruz (Read “NO-Rooz”) is the Persian New Year celebrated by many countries in the Middle East, Central Asia and those in the Bahá’í faith (Read “B a-HIGH”).
This special holiday marks the beginning of the New in Solar Hijri calendar (an Iranian calendar used officially in Iran and Afghanistan) and falls at the start of spring.
This year it takes place on March 21th of 2022. Nowruz literally means “new day,” which is fitting since it celebrates new beginnings. If you are more curious about Nowruz and its root make sure to check out our upcoming blog about it.
Nowruz Is Comming:
Before the holidays of Nowruz come, people start to clean their houses from up to bottom o wash off the dirt of the past and be prepared for the new year and its new days.
They also redecorate their houses each year and buy new flowers to place them around in the house.
Families start to buy all sorts of new cloth and shoes for themselves to be fresh for the new year’s arrival.
Also, they go to banks and demand new banknotes instead of their own money that they could give those new and clean banknotes as Eidy(Read Ey-Di) children and youths.
Eidy is a new year gift and is usually given by the elders to other members of the family to wish them a great new year. Of course, some wouldn’t spend a great amount of money to give as Eidy but choose other gifts like jewellery or clothes for their loved ones but they always would give the new banknotes alongside their gifts as a symbol of good luck and a fresh start.
Shopping For Nowruz:
As I told you before, families buy new clothes and shoes to new their wardrobes but they also shop for sweets and snacks to have during the new year as a symbol of sweetness and love.
This part of Nowruz is very important to all families because as a new year tradition families and friends would visit each other to put aside the problems and go to see the one they miss. Even poor families would try their best to have their preparations ready, to show their hospitability.
Now you all are set for the new year and a better year.
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