| 364.3 km²|
Saturday 11:09 AM
| 5,486 (Mar 2008)|
Samani District, Hokkaido
| 3°C, Wind S at 11 km/h, 80% Humidity|
Callianthemum miyabeanum (ヒダカソウ hidaka-sō)
The growing of samani (Azerbaijani: səməni) - green sprouting wheat - is the most sacred Novruz ceremony as the herald of spring. Sprouting samani symbolises sowing and a rich harvest, it represents grain, bread, increase and abundance. Grain and abundance is a pledge of life, existence, the most vital material necessity for life. People have always grown samani from wheat, barley, peas, lentils or other grains in copper dishes; they have always revered it and rejoiced at its sprouting.