Azerbaijani dances

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There are a number of Azerbaijani dances (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Reqsleri) used by the Azerbaijani people of Azerbaijan and Iranian Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s national dance shows the characteristics of the Azerbaijani nation. These dances differ from other dances with its quick temp. And this talks about nation’s quickness. The national clothes of Azerbaijan are well preserved within the national dances.[1]

Examples of dances in Azerbaijan

Girl's dance accompanied by folk musical instruments

List of dances

During Nowrouz

Azerbaijan is a country where traditions are well preserved. In Azerbaijan where are a lot of traditions. Nowrouz holiday (nowrouz is translated as "a new day") is the most ancient and cherished holiday of a New Year and spring, and is celebrated among countries from as far east as Tajikistan to as far west as Kurdish regions of Turkey. It is celebrated on the day of vernal equinox - March 21–22. Nowrouz is the symbol of nature renewal and fertility. Agrarian peoples, mostly of Iranian or Indo-Iranian ethnicity, have been celebrating Nowrouz since ancient times.

Novruz is a family holiday. In the evening before the holiday the whole family gathers around the holiday table laid with various dishes to make the New Year rich. The holiday goes on for several days and ends with festive public dancing and other entertainment of folk bands, contests of national sports. In rural areas crop holidays are marked.

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See also


  1. Azerbaijan - a part of Europe (2007-11-24). "Azerbaijan - a part of Europe". Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. Azerbaijani Dance Archived May 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Giant clingfish Bentworth School District. "Asma kasma". Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. "Traditional Azeri Dance". Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  5. National dances
  6. Swiss girls performe Azerbaijani dances Archived May 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Azerbaijani Dance in Iran

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