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Azerbaijan celebrates Wind Tuesday of Novruz

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Azerbaijan celebrates Wind Tuesday, the third of four Tuesdays in the run-up to the Novruz spring holiday.

Report informs, the first day of the ancient holiday of Novruz falls on the spring equinox, 20 or 21 March, the day when the hours of daylight approximately equal those of darkness. The holiday heralds the arrival of spring and marks the start of a new year.

The four Tuesdays before Novruz are named after the four elements: water, fire, wind and earth.

Each Chershenbe (Tuesday) has its own history and tradition.

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