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.
A festive tablecloth served seven white bowls, seven silver dirhams, seven pieces of gold, whisk dried herb cemetery, and fresh milk, sheep's milk cheese - cheese and colored eggs. The Lord of the day celebrated tempting culinary delights - white sugar, coconut, milk dishes with sweet and succulent persimmon. By long tradition, people ask for a bountiful harvest of heaven and grace. Twenty-five days before the start of the festivities in a specially designated the area is sown with seeds of seven different cultures, and care is provided for the young shoots. There was a colorful tradition to decorate the festive table with ritual burning candles.
In this “Farming holiday” ancient Tajiks and their ancestors,' e...Read more