NANE SARMA AND AMOO NOWRUZ DOLL SET
Nane Sarma is a mythical character in Iranian folklore. She is the wife of Amu Nowruz, the “Uncle Nowruz”.
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Nane Sarma And Amoo Nowruz
Nane Sarma is one of the traditional customs of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which is celebrated on the spring equinox, typically on March 21st. It is a practice in which families gather around the Haftsin table and the father of the family pour a spoonful of sugar (Sarma) over a specific tree leaf (Nane Sarma) and hang it above the entrance door. This practice symbolizes a sweet new year and is meant to bring good luck and prosperity to the family.
Amoo Nowruz, also known as Amoo Norooz, is the paternal uncle or grandfather figure, who visits the families during the Nowruz celebrations. The name “Amoo” is a term of respect and affection for older men and the word Nowruz mean “New day” so, Amoo Nowruz is the uncle who brings the Nowruz, the New day.
He usually arrives bearing gifts, sweets and money for the children, his visit is a symbol of continuity of generations and respect to the elderly members of the society.
The customs and traditions of Amoo Nowruz vary in different regions of Iran. In some places, Amoo Nowruz visits the families on the first day of Nowruz, while in other places, he visits on the last Tuesday of Nowruz, called Sizdah Bedar.