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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nowruz & HaftSeen

“Nowruz” is made of two words: Now (new) + Ruz (day).
This is the name of the new year celebration as well as the name of the first day of the Iranian new year which is also the first day of spring and is usually celebrated on March 20th or March 21st.

“Haftseen” is a major tradition of Nowruz, the Iranian new year.
“haft” means seven; “seen” is the sound of the letter “s” in Persian (Farsi)
The haftseen table includes seven specific items, all starting with the letter S or Seen.
The items symbolically correspond to seven creations.
sabzeh – wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish – symbolizing rebirth
samanu / samanoo – a sweet pudding made from wheat germ – symbolizing wealth
senjed – the dried fruit of the oleaster tree – symbolizing love
sîr – garlic – symbolizing medicine
sîb – apples – symbolizing beauty and health
serkeh – vinegar – symbolizing age and patience
sekkeh – coins – symbolizing prosperity and wealth


Samanoo

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