In the course of searching the origins and formation of the ancient traditions of celebrating Novruz is logically link them with the earliest breeding grounds of agricultural crops. Fundamental archaeological and ethnographical scientific research of scholars from around the world clearly proved that Turkmenistan along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China is strongly believed to be the fifth seat of a highly developed and ancient agricultural civilization, the cradle of civilization. At present this fact is obtained world-wide recognition in the world community.
Novruz, at the earliest date was native hypostasis of the rejuvenation of the nature, it represents the end of a long, harsh winter, with its bitter cold, the earth returns to life, spring rejoices in nature and human hearts. Novruz symbolizes the beginning of field work. Repeating from year to year the mystery is always new; peasant`s industrious hands trust to earth provider as the most sacred center of their hopes - a wonder-working seed and a new circle of life. That is why each stepping on the long road of its development, one should celebrate festivities and ritual actions for the continuity of the life cycle as the vernal equinox.
Nowruz in Turkmenistan
Nowruz in the World
Historian N.P.Lobacheva in his book "The history of calendar rites from farmers in Central Asia," notes that at the time of the board of the legendary king Hysrova Anushirvan, famed for his wisdom and justice, during the celebration of Novruz guests were treated to cakes and thin loaves baked from milled seeds of various crops (wheat, rye, corn, peas, rice, sesame, beans, etc.), topped with sprouts seven different trees - sycamore, olive, quince, pomegranate, etc.Traditions of Novruz Celebration in the World