Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fire Tuesday

For the Novruz Holiday, one of the biggest holidays in Azerbaijan, people here start celebrateing four Tuesdays before the actual holiday on March 21st. This week was the second of the four Novruz Tuesdays, Fire Tuesday. Last week was water, next week is wind and then earth. On each of these Tuesdays people here build bonfires in their yards, but this weeks was extra special as it was the week of fire. We built a bonfire in Zeynab's yard and then we all jumped over it 3 times, leaving our bad things from last year in the fire and becoming clean for Spring. Zeynab jumping!
Our cleansing fire.
Zeynab's kids and I in front of the fire.

(Don't stop reading, I just posted on Monday too!)