Happy Norouz

Our Haft-Seen

This Friday, March 20th at 6:45 pm-est is the Persian New Year or Norouz.

نوروزتان پيروز، سال نو مبارك

I want to take this opportunity in advanced and wish all my family and friends a “Happy Norouz”, and wish everyone a new year full of joy, love and happiness for your and your love ones. May your life field with peace and fulfillment.

پیشاپیش نوروز، این کهن جشن ایران زمین بر همه ایرانیان، شاد، پیروز و فرخنده باد

Norouz, new day or New Year as the Iranians call it, is a celebration of spring Equinox. What we have today as Norouz with its’ uniquely Iranian characteristics has been celebrated for at least 3000 years and is deeply rooted in the traditions of Zoroastrian belief system.

With the passing of a year and the coming of another, Iranians get their tables ready with the seven articles that symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The belief dates back to antiquity but the practice is still very much alive.

Note that all articles begin with the Persian “s” sound. Number seven has been regarded as magical by Iranians since ancient times and is symbolic of heaven’s highest angels. The Haftseen (Seven “S”) articles (some time more than seven) usually are;

-Serkeh (Vinegar) represents age and patience.

-Seeb (Apple) represents health and beauty.

-Seer (Garlic) represents medicine.

-Senjed (Wild Olive) represents love.

-Somaq (Sumac Berries) represents the color of sunrise.

-Samanu (Pudding) represents the sophistication of Persian cooking.

-Sabzeh (Sprouts) represents rebirth.

-Sekeh (Coin) represents wealth.

 

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~ by CoachBehnam on March 17, 2015.

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