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All About Haft-Sin: The 7 ‘S’ of Iranian New Year

All About Haft-Sin: The 7 ‘S’ of Iranian New Year

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Haft-Sin is an ancient Persian tradition which represents 7 beautiful symbols to celebrate the beginning of the Iranian new year.
ThetraditionalNewYear’sspread(sofre yehaftsin)featuressevenitemsthatbeginwiththeletterS:sabzeh(sprouts),samanu(pudding),sib(apple),serkeh(vinegar),sir(garlic),senjed(driedoleaster),andsomaq(afruityspice).ThespreadalsotypicallyincludesotheritemssuchasacopyoftheQur’an,amirror,andlivegoldfish.TheIranianNewYear,Noruz,isthemostimportantfestivaloftheyearandiscelebratedbypeoplesfromtheBalkanstoCentralAsiaandIndia.

Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

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