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Novruz holiday in Azerbaijan
21.03.2018

Novruz is one of the brightest and tastiest Azerbaijani holidays. It is celebrated on the vernal equinox and symbolizes the renewal of nature and the beginning of a new life. This is one of the most long-awaited holidays in Azerbaijan, loved by both adults and children. These days, the streets of the city are drastically changing: the streets are literally drowning in the shine of lanterns and garlands.

Customs

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When the holiday comes, it is necessary to leave the house and go out to the yard and, standing under an open sky, make a wish. This custom still exists.

To this day also remained a custom of firing ritual bonfires, lighting torches and candles, painting eggs (symbolizing the birth of a new life), sprouting wheat or barley grains and putting them on a festive table together with various sweets.

Festive treats

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On the table, there is a festive tray (honcha), in the middle of it – a plate with sprouted wheat, brightly colored eggs (which, incidentally, resemble Easter eggs), sweets (ShekerBura, Baklava (honeyed pastry), Sheker-Churek ).

Traditionally, there should be seven dishes on the festive table, the names of which begin with the letter “s”: sabzi (parsley greens), sudzhuk (frozen molasses with nut stuffing), etc.

This bright spring holiday is one of the most important events in Azerbaijan! Become a part of the most beautiful and ancient holiday in 2019 with BTL Azerbaijan!

A Journey From Past to Future
07.03.2018

The capital of Azerbaijan is an incredible city, filled with the sensual ambiance of past times and shrouded in modernity, which infuses Baku with new unexplored charm.

Within three days the participants of the tour “A Journey From Past to Future” had an opportunity not only to learn about the organization of recreation in various hotels and its infrastructure but also to get acquainted with the unique Azerbaijani culture and explore entertainment and excursion programs of this destination.

An unforgettable promotional tour “A Journey From Past to Future”, held on March, 1-4 in Baku, has reached its final point.

Within the 3-day trip, guests visited famous sights, and also tried the national and European cuisine.

On the first day, the guests took an excursion tour to Baku called “From the Past to the Future”; participants of the tour managed to look at the sights of the Old and New cities. Evening came to the end with dinner in the national restaurant “Şirvanşah”. Pleasant interior in oriental style, varied menu, national identity, and incredible atmosphere allowed guests to relax in a cozy setting, have a good meal and distract from the hustle and bustle.

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In the following days, the guests had a jeep tour to Gobustan, enjoyed tasty picnic-style lunch by the fire and visited the Green Bazaar. Gobustan is a unique place, UNESCO’s cultural heritage and one of the most memorable sights of Azerbaijan. The participants of the tour were lucky to see ancient rock carvings here and visit mud volcanoes. Quite an exotic spectacle!

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At Yaşıl Bazar, or the Green Baku market, guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and the local people, see all the diversity of oriental spices, taste sweets and buy souvenirs.

In addition, the participants of the fam-trip had inspections in Boulevard Hotel Baku and JW Marriott Absheron Baku where they could communicate with the hotel administration.

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Despite the fact that the tour lasted only 3 days, the guests received the whole range of positive impressions, got acquainted with culture and traditions of the country, and also learned about Azerbaijan as a unique tourist destination.

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