Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

12 photographs of a Navroz Festival held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dressed for the occasion

Navroz is the Persian new-year festival celebrated on 21st of March every year in different parts of the world by communities that share cultural and religious heritage with Persia, i.e. Iran.

These photographs are from a Navroz Festival held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, at the Ismaili Center.The people celebrated the day by dancing, singing, cooking and eating traditional food and, in some case, tying the knot. Yes, some couples got married on the new-year!

These photographs of the festivities at Ismaili Center, Dushanbe, have been shared with Pamir Times by Mr. Javed Ali.

Stage set for performances by musicians and singers
Stage set for performances by musicians and singers
Festivity all around
Festivity all around
Dancing to the beat of Pamiri music
Dancing to the beat of Pamiri music
Cute kids in traditional attire
Cute kids in traditional attire
Festivity
Festivity – people dressed in traditional attire 
Traditional bridge and groom
Traditional bridge and groom
Traditional cuisine
Traditional cuisine
Moch - Soup
Moch – Soup
Dilya (Harisa) - a traditional cuisine
Dilya (Harisa) – a traditional cuisine
A man enjoys the highly nutritious soup
A man enjoys the highly nutritious soup
Young women and men socializing during the festival
Young women and men socializing during the festival
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