According to Zoroastrian beliefs, Nowruz is linked to four most important symbols of life: water, fire, wind and flames. Zoroastrianism led to the creation of a series of fire-related holidays. Each of the last four Wednesdays has a symbolic name. Nowruz celebrations, beliefs and rituals are described in Avesta, the main book of Zoroastrians.Therefore, there must be seven dishes starting with letter “s” on the table on Nowruz. There must be an abundant selection of dishes, parties must be baked in every household and everyone must be at home. Before the holidays, cleaning work should be done, everyone must be clean and wear new clothes. On the first of the last four Wednesdays, some wheat is placed on a plate and watered, so that there is semeni (sprouted wheat) by the holidays. Semeni is grown in every household. The main attribute of Nowruz, semeni symbolizes abundance. In some places, on Absheron in particular, it is used to cook halva. Baklava, shakarbura, shorgoghali, the holiday pilaf are absolutely necessary on holidays. Also on Nowruz, eggs are painted and egg-breaking competitions are held. The most colorful characters of the holiday are Kosa and Kechal. Going from door to door, they receive their share of the holiday feast and become the main source of fun. Govurga (fried wheat) is cooked and served together with walnuts, hazelnuts and raisins. There is always a hat throw¬ing tradition on Nowruz, as children put a hat at a door, knock on it and hide. The tradition goes that the host of a house should fill the hat with Nowruz delicacies. There are many other rituals and beliefs, some of them change depending on the region. What never changes in the Nowruz bonfire. Starting from the last Wednesdays of the year, including the holiday night, bonfires are built in every neighborhood. All youngsters take an active part in the tradition. The bonfire is built when it gets dark, people gather around it, joke, laugh, have fun and dance, and when the fire becomes smaller, jump over it saying “let all my pains and sorrows stay with you”, thus leaving all problems behind. This is how the new year starts. According to Zoroastrian beliefs, Nowruz is linked to four most important symbols of life: water, fire, wind and flames. Zoroastrianism led to the creation of a series of fire-related holidays. Each of the last four Wednesdays has a symbolic name. Nowruz celebrations, beliefs and rituals are described in Avesta, the main book of Zoroastrians. Therefore, there must be seven dishes starting with letter “s” on the table on Nowruz. There must be an abundant selection of dishes, parties must be baked in every household and everyone must be at home. Before the holidays, cleaning work should be done, everyone must be clean and wear new clothes. On the first of the last four Wednesdays, some wheat is placed on a plate and watered, so that there is semeni (sprouted wheat) by the holidays. Semeni is grown in every household. The main attribute of Nowruz, semeni symbolizes abundance. In some places, on Absheron in particular, it is used to cook halva. Baklava, shakarbura, shorgoghali, the holiday pilaf are absolutely necessary on holidays. Also on Nowruz, eggs are painted and egg-breaking competitions are held. The most colorful characters of the holiday are Kosa and Kechal. Going from door to door, they receive their share of the holiday feast and become the main source of fun. Govurga (fried wheat) is cooked and served together with walnuts, hazelnuts and raisins. There is always a hat throwing tradition on Nowruz, as children put a hat at a door, knock on it and hide. The tradition goes that the host of a house should fill the hat with Nowruz delicacies. There are many other rituals and beliefs, some of them change depending on the region. What never changes in the Nowruz bonfire. Starting from the last Wednesdays of the year, including the holiday night, bonfires are built in every neighborhood. All youngsters take an active part in the tradition. The bonfire is built when it gets dark, people gather around it, joke, laugh, have fun and dance, and when the fire becomes smaller, jump over it saying “let all my pains and sorrows stay with you”, thus leaving all problems behind. This is how the new year starts.