U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan congratulates Azerbaijani people on Novruz holiday
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 19 / Trend , E.Rustamov/
U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse congratulated Azerbaijani people on Novruz holiday.
The diplomat expressed her best desires to friendly Azerbaijani people on the ancient national Novruz holiday of the Turkic world.
The Novruz is celebrated on the first day of spring. The first day of spring on the calendar is determined by the annual circling of the sun.
According to the scientists the holiday has ancient history. Scientific researches relate the Novruz holiday with the period of the prophet Zardush that dates 3700-5000 years back.
This holiday celebrated in the ancient Babylon for 12 days beginning in Nisan (March, April) 21. Each of the 12 days had their ceremonies and enjoyment. According to the first inscription the holiday of Novruz established in 505 B.C.
The Cabinet of Ministers decided to announce March 20-28 as non-working days in Azerbaijan.
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