Cooking of Sumalaq (سمنک) as an ancient ritual has its own peculiarities; traditionally only women used to make it. It is notable that Sumalaq-making process is accompanied by women singing of special short verses, dancing, joking, telling either true or cock-and-bull stories. In Tajikistan and Afghanistan they sing: Samanak dar Jūsh u mā Kafcha zanēm - Dīgarān dar Khwāb u mā Dafcha zanēm. (meaning: “Samanak is boiling and we are clapping, others are asleep and we are playing daf”).
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Saturday March 28, 2009
Euphoria Restaurant, Brooklyn
Everyone is encouraged to dress in nice traditional Uzbek costumes. Traditional Navruz ceremonies will be presented/performed. Full Dinner with rich selection of delicious Uzbek cuisine.
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Visit sixteen points of interest, including;
Buzkashi - game for Navruz (بزکشی)
Sumalak preparation (سمنو)
and many more sites
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While there are many Norouz spelling variations in mostly Persian speaking countries, for example:
Norooz, Noruz, Noroz, Norouz, NoRuz , Nawroz, Naw-Rúz, Nowrooz, Nowruz , Newroz, Nauryz, Naurooz, Novruz, Navruz Navroze, Eid.
There are more than fifty more variations in Turkish world, see the following table…
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