Navruz - view from Baku

By Vestnik Kavkaza
 Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz (Nowruz, Nuruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Nooruz in different languages) is the beginning of the New Year, connected with the astronomical, that is natural natural event - the spring equinox, when the day becomes longer than the night. Navruz is not a religious, but a traditional national holiday, celebrated by representatives of a variety of nationalities regardless of their faith. It is a day of universal renewal, a revival of nature and people, who survived another winter of their life. A revival means at the same time a purification from all bad things happened in the past, repentance for sins, forgiveness of wrongs and debts, unification of people in the face of the coming year.