“Noruz Khani” tradition in northern Iran

March 16, 2019

People of Balajadeh village in Kordkouy city, northern Golestan province, take part in the Noruz Khani ritual, on the last Wednesday of the year, March 13. The tradition, in their opinion, heralds the coming of the new year (Noruz) and spring. Noruz Khan (Noruz singer) goes from house to house, while singing lines of poetry in praise of spring, the new year and the nature. It is customary for householders to give him gifts or sweets in return.


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