Happy Persian New Year!
Noruz (also known as Nowruz) in a word (or two), means “new day”. It is the new day that starts the year, and traditionally falls on the exact astronomical beginning of the Spring equinox.
Noruz is a time of rejuvenation in Iran. It’s a time for spring cleaning, planting flowers in the garden and buying new clothes. A few days before Noruz, a remarkable change in nature takes place. Fruit trees flourish and cities become blanketed with the intoxicating aroma of a cloud of pink blossoms. Following nature’s lead, Iranians shrug off the winter doldrums and come to life as well. They begin 12 days of a fantastic custom where they euphorically visit all family and friends to enjoy ancient rituals and exquisite meals.
A very special Iranian New Year tradition…
Iranians consider Noruz as their biggest celebration of the year. One very important tradition is called “Haft Seen”. This is where they put seven items on a table that all start with “S”. These seven things are: Seeb (apple), Sabze (green grass), Serke (vinegar), Samanoo (wheat), Senjed (a special kind of berry), Sekke (coin), and Seer (garlic).
This year, why not include a bonus “S“? A Sir A Scarf for a decorative table-linen!
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