Novruz Celebrations in USA and Canada 2017

 

Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami in Edmonton, Canada – Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Edmonton (AzCSE) and Azerbaijani Cultural Student Association at U of A (AzCSA) are going to hold the 10th Annual Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami on March 18, 2017.  More Info

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Novruz Festival 2017 Hosted by Azerbaijanian American Cultural Alliance , Texas . March 18 – More Info

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Azerbaijan Association of New York – March 19 – Annual Novruz Celebration at Baku Palace Restaurant. More Info

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Azerbaijani Novruz Concert In California – March 18 – Hosted by Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Northern California. More Info

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Toronto, Canada – Azerbaijani Monthly Dance Workshop (Novruz potluck party) – Hosted by Azerbaijani Dance Class in Toronto. March 24 – More Info

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Azerbaijani Novruz Celebration in Toronto, Canada – March 18  – . More Info

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Novruz Celebration in Montreal, Canada – March 25 – Hosted by Savalan Cultural Group  – More Info


 

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More Novruz Celebrations:

Washington, DC – Haft-Seen Norooz Party at SAX  -March 18 – More Info

New York, NY – Googoosh in New York City – March 18 – More Info

West Hollywood, California – 17th Annual Norouz Mega Bash  – More Info

Las Vegas, Nevada – Nowruz Celebration in Las Vegas – March 18 – More Info

Los Angeles, California – Grand Nowruz Celebration in Los Angeles – March 17 – More Info

Boston, MA – Nowruz 2017: The Persian New Year Festival – Museum of Fine Arts Boston March 18  – More Info

Chicago, ILThe 8th Annual Chicago Nowruz Parade & Festival  Food, Music, Dance and Celebration of a New Season – March 25 – More Info

Chicago, IL – Nowrouz’s Eve Party at Tunnel Nightclub – March 19 – More Info

Chicago, IL – Nowruz Celebration, dinner & Live music – March 25 – More Info

Boston, MA Nowruz Celebration Event at Sheraton Boston-March 25thMore Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

Od Chershenbesi-Azerbaijanis mark Second Tuesday of Novruz

115Novruz Bayram – a new month, new year and the cherished first day of spring – is closer with each passing Chershenbe (Tuesday).

Fire Tuesday or as it is called here Od Chershenbesi, a symbol of warmth and home hearth, will be celebrated on February 28 this year.

Celebrations related to Novruz, which is marked in the country on March 21, begin a month before the actual holiday with Novruz Tuesdays. The four Tuesdays are named after the main four elements, called Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday), Torpaq Chershenbesi (Earth Tuesday), and Hava or Akhir Chershenbe (Wind or Last Tuesday).

Last week saw the first Tuesday, which symbolizes life, purity and freshness. The second Tuesday will embody fire, which means warmth and comfort.

Od Chershenbesi notifies that too little remains for warm spring. It’s believed, on this day, the rays of the heavenly fire — Sun, melts snow and nature comes alive.

Fire is somewhat sacred in Azerbaijan, also known as Land of Fire. Some scientists suggest that the presence of fire in the festive rituals is not accidental, as it is recognized as a symbol of life, what is more important, it gives warmth, showing that spring is on its way.

It is very important to light a bonfire in every yard on Fire Tuesday, since fire means the year will be warm and fertile. People jump over the fire, because it is traditionally believed that all troubles and hardships will be left behind, and the coming year will be happy and prosperous.

There is also another belief that on the Fire Tuesday no one should leave his/ her house empty and candles for each family member must be lit on the festival table.

Novruz, a holiday marking equality and fraternity, is celebrated as the symbolic revival of nature.

People say “A good beginning makes a good ending”. So, it is very important for Azerbaijanis to celebrate this festive holiday with a clean house and a richly-set table. The table must be set with at least seven dishes.

As part of the table setting, families will display a khoncha, a big silver or copper tray with semeni placed in the center, candles and dyed eggs for each family member around it. On this day, the groom will give his bride a khoncha with sweets and golden and silver adornments. The bride’s family also has to send gifts to the groom’s house.

Thus Novruz, long celebrated by Azerbaijanis, is a holiday of truly national, humane character and of benevolent, noble purpose.

By Amina Nazarli

AzerNews

Novruz Bayram is coming. Spring is Coming. Happy Chershenbe! (Su Chershenbesi)

Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), the first of four magic Tuesdays before the most-loved ancient holiday of Azerbaijanis.


Novruz is a symbol of winter’s end and the advent of spring, an affirmation of life in harmony with nature, indication of equality and fraternity and renewal of nature.

People start celebrations of festive Novruz a month before the holiday, which is associated with four elements – water, fire, earth and wind. Spring comes with all its beauties -water unfreezes, land warms, soil awakes and weather changes.

Novruz Tuesdays are considered sacred. The four Tuesdays are named after these elements and called Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday), Torpaq Chershenbesi (Earth Tuesday) and Hava or Akhir Chershenbe (Wind or Last Tuesday).

Each Tuesday has its own traditions. Thus, according to the folk belief, water purifies and stirs, fire, earth and wind awakens the nature, the trees begin to blossom, symbolizing coming of spring.

Novruz has an ancient history. It is often linked to Zoroastrianism, the oldest of the monotheist religions. Scientific researches relate the Novruz Holiday to the period of prophet Zardush, which dates back 3,500 to 5,000 years.

Another theory suggests that Novruz dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. This holiday was celebrated in the ancient Babylon in Nisan (March, April) and the celebrations lasted 12 days, with each having their ceremonies and performances.

 

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Novruz Bayram is around the corner

 

Novruz Bayram, the favorite holiday of many Azerbaijanis is just around the corner.

Marking the end of the old and beginning of the new year, Novruz is celebrated on March 21 marking the end of winter and the arrival of spring.

Preparation for the holiday of spring begins with Water Tuesday, or as it is known here, Su Chershenbesi, which will be celebrated on February 23.

It is one of four pre-holiday Tuesdays of Novruz, each of which is dedicated to the awakening of one of the natural elements called Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday) Hava Chershenbesi (Wind Tuesday) and Torpaq Chershenbesi (Earth or Last Tuesday).

Each of Chershenbe has its own rites. Since ancient times, on Water Tuesday young girls go to the river and other sources to bring some water.

It is no coincidence that the first Tuesday prior to Novruz is associated with water, as water is the main source of life. Water awakens the nature and life on earth is impossible without water.

Atesh Ahmadli, the research fellow of the Folklore Institute of ANAS told Day.az that with approaching Water Tuesday water renews. Snow on the slopes begin to melt and rush to rivers.

“According to popular beliefs people clean their houses with water on this day. It is also used to jump over streams. As far as I know, this tradition still exists in different regions of the country,” he said.

Talking about the menu on this day, Ahmadli underlined that people prefer flour dishes including arishta and khashil, adding that people usually decorate table with dried fruits.

Although Novruz is celebrated in Muslim countries, it is not a religious holiday relate to Islam, but a tradition dating back to Zoroastrianism, the oldest of the monotheist religions. Today people celebrate it as a tradition left over from ancient times.

Being the oldest festival of spring it’s celebrated for more than 3,000 years in the Caucasus, the Balkans, the Black Sea basin, Central Asia and Near East.

Azerbaijan, also known as Land of Fire has a rich tradition associated with fire, considering a symbol of purification.

Some scientists suggest that the presence of fire in the festive rituals is not accidental. Fire is a symbol of life, what is more important, it gives warmth, signing that spring is on its way.

Azerbaijanis and many other peoples throughout the world are happy to meet the warm spring and forget all about the gloom of winter.

Rich with different traditions, Novruz has many symbols including lighting bonfires on all of the four Tuesdays, placing hats at the door in anticipation of nuts and Novruz sweets – such as shekerbura, pakhlava and gogal, as well as colored eggs and cultivated Semeni, sprouted wheat in a bowl, which is considering an essential feature of the festival.

The second Chershenbe of Novruz Fire Tuesday is scheduled for March 1, Wind Tuesday for March 8 and Torpaq Chershenbesi for March 15.

By Amina Nazarli

AzerNews

В отеле The Mayflower Renaissance в центре Вашингтона состоялся торжественный вечер, посвященный празднику Новруз

В отеле The Mayflower Renaissance в центре Вашингтона состоялся торжественный вечер, посвященный празднику Новруз.
На вечере, организованном “Ассамблеей друзей Азербайджана”, выступил с поздравительной речью посол Азербайджанской Республики в США Элин Сулейманов. Он подчеркнул, что Новруз отмечается в Азербайджане издревле и является одним из самых ожидаемых праздников года. Этот праздник, отметил дипломат, знаменует возрождение и начало весны, равенство дня и ночи. Посол сказал, что благодаря целенаправленной и мудрой политике руководства страны Азербайджан с каждым годом становится сильнее, занимает достойное место на международной арене. Он также поблагодарил членов азербайджанской диаспоры за продолжение национальных традиций за рубежом и воспитание национального духа в новом поколении азербайджанцев США.
Праздничный вечер был продолжен выступлением азербайджанской певицы Вероники и ее нью-йоркского ансамбля “Veronica ORCHESTRA”.
На вечере присутствовали около 200 человек, включая членов азербайджанской диаспоры Вашингтона, представителей дипломатического корпуса и друзей Азербайджана.

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Azerbaijani Society of America has Organized an Event Celebrating Novruz Holiday in California

Novruz holiday celebrated in Californian Costa Mesa city.

The ASA West (Azerbaijani Society of America) has organized an event celebrating Novruz holiday at the Orange County Hilton hotel in Costa Mesa city of California.

The event brought together nearly 250 members of Azerbaijani community of Southern California, as well as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman Ed Royce, mayor of Irvine city of Orange County Steven Choi and mayor of Fountain Valley city Steve Nagel.

Addressing the event, Congressman Ed Royce stressed Azerbaijan`s importance in the region.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Congressmen Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher presented certificates of recognition to members of Azerbaijani community on the occasion.

Congresswoman Mimi Walters, senator from California Bob Huff and representatives of Advisory Board for the Orange County Council Todd Spitzer and Lisa Bartlett have also sent certificates of recognition to members of Azerbaijani community.

Following the official part, the attendees heard performances by singer Novruz Mammadov, musicians Fuad Javadov and Rahman Asadollayi.

The event was financed by some members of Azerbaijani community of Southern California and AZPROMO.

AzerNews

Annual Novruz Bayram Gala Dinner in Houston

Annual Novruz Bayram Gala Dinner at Cafe Caspian on March 20th, at 6:30 pm. Hosted by Azerbaijan Center in Houston, Texas.

For more details and updates please visit www.azerbaijancenter.com or Azerbaijan Center facebook pages.

Novruz Spring Festival in Houston

Novruz Spring Festival in Houston, Texas hosted by Azerbaijani American Cultural Alliance on March 21-22.

AACA Annual Novruz Fest 2015
Free Entrance
Address: 9301 W Bellfort St. Houston Tx 77031
RSVP Required.

For more information and reservation please visit Azerbaijani American Cultural Alliance facebook pages.

Delicious Azerbaijani Sweets: Pakhlava, Shekerbura and Shor-gogal in USA & Canada

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The following links to the websites will get you into holiday spirit and where you can also order delicious pakhlava, shorgogal and shekerbura in U.S and Canada.

Flavors of Baku

Flavors of Baku one of the best website about Azerbaijani Cuisine based in LA, California where you can also order delicious pakhlava, shor-gogal and shekerbura.

http://flavorsofbaku.com/

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The House of Dusbara

The “House of Dushbara” is an Azerbaijani online cafe. Here you can order Dushbara and other popular and traditional Azerbaijani dishes such as Gutab, Gurza, Dolma (grape leaf, cabbage & egglant/tomato/bell pepper) and sweets such as Shekerbura, Pakhlava, Qoqal.

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With Love By Aygun

Exclusive wedding and gift baskets, traditional Azerbaijani (and Caucasian) dolls, and candy buckets embellished with traditional ornaments. Shekerbura, Pakhlava, Qoqal.

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Phone: (905) 737 5010

http://mywithlove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WithLoveByAygun

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Pakhlava, Shor-Gogal and Shekarbura in USA & Canada

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The following links to the websites will get you into holiday spirit and where you can also order delicious pakhlava, shorgogal and shekerbura in U.S and Canada.

Flavors of Baku

Flavors of Baku one of the best website about Azerbaijani Cuisine based in LA, California where you can also order delicious pakhlava, shor-gogal and shekerbura.

http://flavorsofbaku.com/

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The House of Dusbara

The “House of Dushbara” is an Azerbaijani online cafe. Here you can order Dushbara and other popular and traditional Azerbaijani dishes such as Gutab, Gurza, Dolma (grape leaf, cabbage & egglant/tomato/bell pepper) and sweets such as Shekerbura, Pakhlava, Qoqal.

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With Love By Aygun

Exclusive wedding and gift baskets, traditional Azerbaijani (and Caucasian) dolls, and candy buckets embellished with traditional ornaments. Shekerbura, Pakhlava, Qoqal.

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Phone: (905) 737 5010

http://mywithlove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WithLoveByAygun

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