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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.