Traditional Azerbaijani Holiday Offers an Exciting Look at the Country’s Culture


On Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., at K. Donelaičio g. 62 ("Grand Café"), Azerbaijanis studying at VMU will celebrate their traditional spring holiday, Novruz ("New Day") – you are most welcome to mark the revival of nature in an exciting way and get to know the traditions of Azerbaijan.

"On the eve of the holiday, our people clean their homes, wash their clothes and decorate – both their houses and the streets. It is said that Novruz can be celebrated only if you are clean, not just on the outside, but inside as well – clean in mind and thoughts", explained Samir Musayev, a student at the VMU Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. He said that the main symbol of Novruz is səməni, a dish of wheat symbolizing softness, kindness and innocence, without which you cannot celebrate this holiday. 

"We invite you to come and celebrate this holiday with us, get closely acquainted with our traditions, culture, national foods and sweets. Surprises are waiting for you", – promised the organizers of the event.

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