By Manijeh Rezapoor
TEHRAN – Painter Shohreh Ghanbari’s new collection “Haji Firuz” shows the venerable harbinger of Noruz in a gloomy mood despite the philosophy of the occasion.
Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran .(Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP)
Haji Firuz, a troubadour sporting a red costume, black make-up and a tambourine and a red costume ushers in the Iranian New Year with a song and dance.