Bektashi Believers Celebrate Novruz Day
Albanian Daily News
Published March 22, 2018
The Bektashi believers celebrate today the birthday of Imam Ali, which is known as the Novruz Day. This is a day of the Bektashi nobility, the day of the big resurrection, which starts with best wishes for peace, welfare and good luck.
According to the Bektashians on this day everything revives, gives rise to hope, a resurrection for all mankind. It is a new day when everyone is hoping for a better future. This day turned into a nationwide celebration during the 2nd half of 20th century.
Among traditional foods that are prepared on this special day worth to be mentioned are the pie with a coin inside, which according to the tradition brings good luck to the family member that finds it. Roasted meat is also on the table in this special day along with a traditional desert made with milk and rice.