Spring 1998 (6.1)
Festival of Spring
Novruz...Celebration That Would Not Die
Above left: Performances on zurna, a traditional
wind instrument and with traditional dumbbells (background).
Above right: Tightrope performance in front of Maiden's
Tower in Baku.
of traditional Azerbaijan wrestling, called "gulash,"
in front of Maiden's Tower.
Above Left: Field of wild poppies
Above Right: "Kosa," bears a close resemblance
to Father Christmas. Another Novruz character is "Kechal,"
the bald-headed one.
wheat in all shapes and sizes - a sign of spring and Novruz!
From Azerbaijan International (6.1) Spring 1998.
© Azerbaijan International 1998. All rights reserved.
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