Azerbaijan marks ‘wind Tuesday’ of Novruz

Azerbaijan marks ‘wind Tuesday’ of Novruz
# 12 March 2019 03:01 (UTC +04:00)

Today Azerbaijan marks Yel Chershenbesi (Wind Tuesday) -- the third of four Tuesdays before the Novruz Holiday, ONA reports.

 

One of the traditional songs, "Yel baba" ("Father of Wind"), is sung on Wind Tuesday. "Yel baba" is related with the belief of ancient people in the God of Wind.

 

On this day all these winds wake up and wander around the world, reviving the water and driving the fire, which notifies of the imminent coming of spring.

 

On this day "Yel baba" ceremonies are conducted, which is linked with the traditions of farming.

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