(Times Of Ocean)- The ancient Iranian traditions, guarded by the Zoroastrians, should be called the friendliest and kindest traditions and rituals in the world when viewed without prejudice.
Traditions that have been praised by many Iranologists and instilled in the minds and hearts of Iranians for centuries and millennia are still present among all Iranians, including those who forcibly converted to Islam after Arab Muslims invaded Iran. We have beautiful traditions that our ancestors kept and protected despite all the pressures, insults, and humiliation of extremist enemies. It is an excellent sign of the intellectual depth of the Iranian traditions, and wherever Nowruz and its traditions are found, it is a symbol of the cultural boundaries Iran left behind.
In order to preserve these glorious customs, a culture that has been around for centuries and years and is one of the nation’s oldest, most beautiful and wealthiest cultures, it is necessary to mention Nature’s Day.
An Iranian festival called Nature’s Day is held annually on the thirteenth day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian calendar when people picnic outside. Iran’s Nowruz holidays end with this festival.
Traditionally, people go outside to praise the god and star of rain, applauding and dancing as they ask for rain to bring the earth to seal of rain and for the earth to fall for the people’s and the year’s happiness. Water is both the source of life and the maker of peace. Human beings and the homeland are protected by water, which acts as an instrument of friendship.
It is a great joy to see the celebration and joy that can be found everywhere we turn.
Iranians celebrate this day as the birth of nature. As a symbol of the rebirth of nature, Iranians celebrate Nature’s Day to represent revival.
Traditionally, the sprouted greens used in the Haft-Seen Nowruz display are thrown into moving water at the end of the picnic. For young single people, it is customary to knot the green stems before tossing them into the water.
Tossing greens into water and tying stems together symbolizes the fundamental bond between men and women for the progress and expansion of the universe.
In Iranian culture, water stands for growth and development, and tossing greens into it signifies survival by knotting their stems.
We, Iranians, have chosen a good traditions that have renounced weapons and is peaceful.
Every year on 1 April, people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other as part of the April Fool’s Day tradition. Since the Islamic Republic of Iran came to power 43 years ago, it has been trying to destroy Iranian culture and traditions. It is not an Iranian custom. It was imposed on our culture. In our ancient culture, lies have no place. Lies have been born of aggressive cultures throughout history.
So, by preserving our ancient traditions, we can fight the Islamic tyrants well. Iranians prefer peace and relations with other nations, unlike the Islamic Republic.
May we be the guardians of the goodness and friendship of the world by protecting the ancient customs.
Written by Pardis Hosseini.