Axar.az
UP
24 August 2017


Today is "Yel Charshanba"

Home page Culture
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Today is "Yel Charshanba" of Novruz.

Axar.az reports, the third Tuesday is called Wind Tuesday - "Yel Charshanba". On this Tuesday the soil and earth were believed to warm up and flowers to raise their heads. The cold and warm winds blowing on Wind Tuesday signal the coming spring; the slumbering wind has woken up, starts blowing and stirs water and fire. The changing nature of the wind during the day is perceived as the wind cleansing itself.

People also refer to "Yel Charshanba" as Fathers’ Tuesday, Ancestors’ Tuesday or Black Tuesday. During this evening everyone, including those living in other cities and regions, return to their home village or town to visit the graves of their relatives and loved ones. There they say prayers for them and place flaming torches on their graves. A traditional khoncha (a large tray of sweets such as gogal, shakarbura and baklava, as well as nuts, eggs and candles) is also prepared and placed on the graves.

Date
2017.03.07 / 10:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
Загрузка...
See also

The Silk Road and the spirit of Azerbaijan

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dies

Russia holds events commemorating Magomayev

Legend Magomayev 75 years

Tupac hummer back on auction

Patricia Kaas to perform in Baku

Presentation of the model school in Azerbaijan - Photo

9th Gabala International Music Festival officially opens

Body of Salvador Dali exhumed for DNA test

Syrian actors bring cost of war home to US audience

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla