NEVRUZ KUTLAMALARI. THE CEREMONY OF THE NEVRUZ. Nevruz, a composite noun combining Nev ( new ) and Ruz ( day ). Today is the day what is called as Nevruz or Newroz in middle eastern cultures which gifts the coming of spring. THE SUN BEAMS.
THE CEREMONY OF THE NEVRUZ
The sun beams more directly toward Southern Hemisphere until March 21 but this balance becomes equal on March 21 and changes in the favor of Northern Hemisphereafter March 21. Therefore, some communities living in North Hemisphere accepts Nevruz as wakening up,resurrection and creation day, and celebrate under the name “Nevruz/New Day Feast”.
Not only Nevruz Day, but also Nevruz Night has a heavenlysignificanceforthepeople of EasternAnatolia. It is believedthatallcreaturesandthingsprostratethemselvesbeforeGod on thisnight. Thatday, everyindividual’sfortuneandfutureforthenextyear is set out. Peopleprepareforthenewyearbywearingnewandbeautifulclothes. Mealsarecooked in thehome, andmutualvisitstakeplace.
On Nevruz Day, people lay their tables with an assortment of foodstuffs, play games, hold festivities, eat painted eggs and prepare large fires.
Nevruz is a very variating feest, its traditional and fun and some games you can play during Nevruz are:
Teacher of the 1/D class,has paintedthefaces of her students.
The students of 1/C made chair contest. When the music stopped, childrens tried to catch the empty chairs.
Our Studens fly kites which are called "bayrak" (flag).
and try to jump and get the finish
Ourstudents put thesomesoilintothewomansocks, thentheyaddsomeseedontothesoil.
After days the grasses growed
In the evening, neighbours and relatives continue with their eating and drinking, fun and talks. This goes on all night.
During this holiday everybody is cheerful. The mistakes are foregiven. Participation in the celebrations is mandatory and those who don't, are excluded by the village folk.