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وبلاگ خاطرات و نوشته ها سال نو مبارک خاک نفس می کشد؟ بیندیشیمزمین به ما آموخت
ز پیش حادثه باید که پای پس نکشیم
مگر کم از خاکیم؟ زمین نفس کشید
چرا ما نفس نکشیم؟سالی سرشار از شادی , سرور , موفقیت برای تک تک دوستان آرزومندم.Happy Norooz , Persian New Year 1387New Year is the time to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the coming year. It is the time to forget and get past memories that are no longer useful or worth pondering upon. It is the time for new beginnings and new starts in life. New Year has a message for each one of us. One should let go of the past that has bad memories and accept what has happened, has happened for some reason. Instead of clinging onto your past and things that have gone, it is better to let go.
There is an old saying that goes, "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened". This essentially means that there is no use crying over spilt milk. You cannot turn back time and do things that would benefit you. Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue. New year is the time of new beginnings. It is time to start afresh and do things that would make someone else smile. Make a pledge to make at least one person happy. You will see the difference it can make in both your lives. The essential message of New Year is let go off the past and embrace life as it comes to you. You will be happier and merrier that way.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!It's Nowruz! The time to make new beginnings, realize dreams and reach new goals. Celebrate the Persian New Year with near and dear ones.I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
I wish you the Love of friends and family...
And Peace within your heart.
I wish you the Beauty of nature...
That you may enjoy the work of God.
I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities...
For those things that really matter in life.
I wish you Generosity so you may share...
All good things that come to you.
I wish you Happiness and Joy...
And Blessings for the New Year.
I wish you the best of everything...
That you so well deserve.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!· As the new year blossoms, may the journey of your life be fragrant with new opportunities, your days be bright with new hopes and your heart be happy with love!In harmony with rebirth of nature, the Persian New Year Celebration, or Norooz, always begins on the first day of spring, March 20th of each year. Norooz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts - the End and Rebirth. About 3000 years ago Persian's major religion was Zoroastrianism, named in honor of its founder Zoroaster, and arguably the world's first monotheistic religion. Zoroastrians had a festival called "Farvardgan" which lasted ten days, and took place at the end of the solar year. It appears that this was a festival of sorrow and mourning , signifying the end of life while the festival of Norooz, at the beginning of spring signified rebirth, and was a time of great joy and celebration. Norooz was officially acknowledged and named "Norooz" by mythical Persian emperor, Shah Jamshid, from Achaemenid Dynasty (500 BC). Ashaemenied created the first major empire in the region and built Persepolis complex (Takhte Jamshid) in the city of Shiraz. Norooz in Persian means "New Day" and brings hope, peace and prosperity to the world and has been celebrated among people regardless of ethnic background, political views or religion in many countries around the globe such as Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Georgia, Iraq, Tajikistan, Syria ,Armenia and India. Some of the activities during Norooz are Spring cleaning, buying new cloths, painting eggs, family reunion, giving presents, visiting neighbors and friends and celebrating by having a picnic on the 13th day of Spring. Happy Norooz!A few weeks before the New Year, Iranians clean and rearrange their homes. They make new clothes, bake pastries and germinate seeds as sign of renewal. The ceremonial cloth Sofreh-e Haft sin is set up in each household. Troubadours, referred to as Haji Firuz, disguise themselves with makeup and wear brightly colored outfits of satin. These Haji Firuz, singing and dancing, parade as a carnival through the streets with tambourines, kettle drums, and trumpets to spread good cheer and the news of the coming new year.Haji Firooz is the black faced character who is the traditional herald of the Nowrooz season and begins to wander the streets and alleyways in his red costume weeks before the end of the year. The sound of his songs and the sight of his dance is often analogous to hearing Christmas music in a shopping mall, telling all that Nowrooz is in the air. Although the blackness of his skin has been the source of some racial controversy in Iranian intellectual circles, Haji's intentions and spirit have always been well received and loved by the people.Haji FiRuz History:
Hadji Firouz was a man in red clothes who went from street to street singing and beating a tambourine on New Year's eve (which is also the eve of spring). He was usually accompanied by one or two other persons. It is said that he and his companions were symbols of an old custom in Azarbaijan, called "Chisdon Chikhdim," according to which Haji Firouz sang from the streets to inform people that spring had come and that winter has gone. In return, people gave him gifts or money for the good news that he brought.The Persian New Year holiday, alternately spelled Norouz, Nowruz, Nevruz, Newruz, or Navruz, coincides with the rebirth of nature on the first day of spring. It is celebrated by some communities on March 21st, or on the exact day of the vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20th, 21st or 22nd. Traditions include spring cleaning, family visits and celebration, picnics and the "haft sin" table."Norooz" is a Persian word that means "New Day." It is celebrated in Azerbaijan, Afganistan, Albania, Georgia, as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, and among the Persian people in Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and everywhere else. In Iran it is referred to as an Eid festival, although it is not an Islamic feast.Many people begin their Norooz celebrations with a major spring-cleaning of their houses. They buy new clothes to wear for the New Year, and flowers such as hyacinths or tulips. On the New Year's Day, families dress in their new clothes and visit the elders of their family, then the rest of their family, and finally their friends. As there are many people to visits, the visits are typically kept short, but there is always a supply of pastries, cookies, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, tea or sherbet. Many Iranians now host large Norouz parties in a central location as a way of dealing with the long distances between groups of friends and family.The Haft Sin Table:Another important Norooz tradition is the 'haft sin', an elaborate thanksgiving table, traditionally laid with seven items that begin with the letter 'S' in the Persian alphabet, which originally corresponded to seven creations and immortals that protect them. These seven traditional items are wheat or barley sprouts (rebirth), a wheat germ pudding (affluence), dried oleaster fruit (love), garlic (medicine), apples (beauty and health), sumac berries (the color of the sunrise), and vinegar (age and patience). Other items with additional connotations of prosperity and happiness may be added to further decorate the table, such as candles, mirrors, painted eggs (similar to Easter Eggs), rose water, a live goldfish, or a holy book. Families try to arrange this table to be as beautiful as possible, since it is a reflection of their good taste during the Norooz visits.On New Year's Day, families dress in their best new clothes gather around this table and await the announcement of the exact time of the vernal equinox on the radio or television. Once that time is announced, each family members kiss and wish each other a "Happy Norooz." Gifts are exchanged, with children typically receiving money from their parents. Traditional New Year dishes include "Sabzi Polo Mahi," rice with green herbs served with fish, "Reshteh Polo," rice cooked with noodles, which bring success in life, and "Kookoo sabzi," an herb and vegetable soufflé.Sizdah Bedar:The thirteenth day of the new year festival is "Sizdah Bedar," which means "thirteen in the outdoors" – the thirteenth day of the New Year, the day in which you go outdoors and celebrate with music, dancing and big family picnics. The ancient Persians believed that the twelve constellations of the Zodiac each ruled the earth for a thousand years, at the end of which the sky and earth collabsed into chaos. So on Sizdah Bedar, you go outside to avoid the bad luck associated with the number 13! One tradition associated with this day, which often falls on or about April 1, is to play tricks on friends and acquaintances, similar to April Fools Day traditions.Origins of Norooz:Norooz has ancient traditions, dating as far back as 15,000 years ago, when the mythical Persian King Jamshid is said to have introduced the Norooz celebrations. Jamshid symbolizes the transition of Indo-Iranians from animal hunting to animal husbandry. As humans transitioned to a more settled life, the four seasons played a vital role in their existence and culture. The beginning of spring was a great occasion, to be celebrated as the dawn of abundance.Around 1200 BC, the Prophet Zoroaster introduced a pre-Islamic Persian calendar that included many feasts, festivals and rituals. The seven most important ones are known as "Gahambars"– the last and the most elaborate is Norooz, celebrating Ahura Mazda, the creator, and the Holy Fire at the spring equinox.For many centuries, Norooz was celebrated as the most important day of the year by successive royal dynasties, involving traditions that survived the introduction of Islam in 650 AD and endured into modern times, such as public audiences, cash gifts, and the pardoning of prisoners. Today, the festival is celebrated in many countries that were territories of the Persion Empire, and by Iranian immigrants throughout the world.Happy New Year In Different LanguagesA list of how to wish 'Happy New Year' in more than twenty-five major languages of the world. Most cultures wish each other happiness, good luck, prosperity and peace in household while wishing each other. Being the beginning of an entire new year, it is seen as an opportunity to rebuild our lives, do away with old sorrowful memories and invite joy in our homes and wish that all are loved ones will also do well in the coming year