The traditional New Year’s spread (sofre-ye haft sin) features seven items that begin with the letter S: sabzeh (sprouts), samanu (pudding), sib (apple), serkeh (vinegar), sir (garlic), senjed (dried oleaster), and somaq (a fruity spice). The spread also typically includes other items such as a copy of the Qur’an, a mirror, and live goldfish. The Iranian New Year, Noruz, is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated by peoples from the Balkans to Central Asia and India.

Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.