Novruz Bayramy.  Happy New Year to all Australians of Azerbaijani heritage.  I hope you are well and enjoy this time with family and friends.

Novruz is the most important and welcomed holiday in Azerbaijan.  It is not a religious holiday but rather it signals the start of Spring and the symbolic renewal of nature.  Traditionally the lead up to Novruz will see each of four weeks devoted to the four elements.  We also typically see small bonfires made and Azerbaijanis jump over them.  Azerbaijan is the Land of the Flame and Novruz is a great time to visit the country.

For Azerbaijanis in Australia, I hope that your planned events are greatly enjoyed.  Novruz Bayramy.