Farnaz Nasiri

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NOWRUZ Haft Sîn ("The Seven S's") table has seven offerings starting with S: 1. Somagh (sumac): the colour of sunrise; 2. Serkeh (vinegar): age/patience; 3. Senjed (dried fruit from lotus tree): love; 4. Samanoo (sweet pudding): affluence; 5. Sabzeh (sprouts): rebirth; 6. Sib (apple): health/beauty; 7. Sir (garlic): medicine... Also usually has Sekkeh (coin): wealth; Mahi (fish): life; Sham (candle): enlightenment; Shirini (sweets): spreading the sweetness

Happy Nowruz to my Persian friends! In every home, the haftseen table is decorated with seven items – since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter sin (s) in Persian, and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal.

When the spring equinox begins family members gather around the HaftSin Table (Sofreh-e Haft Sinn) to start the new year together. A few days before the New Year, a ceremonial table called 'cloth of seven dishes' is set (each item beginning with the Persian letter Sinn).

Nowruz – Persian New Year The first day of spring is also the beginning of the new year on the Iranian (Persian) calendar. The holiday's .