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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Persian New Year!

Happy Persian New Year

Another year has passed and again another Nowruz is here.

 Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.

I would like to wish you a wonderful Persian New Year (Nowruz). Hope this new year brings you joy, health and prosperity ♥
! نوروز مبارک

My little Haft Sīn

This is my little Haft Sīn! Probably you remember the ones from the previous years.

Haft Sîn (Persian: هفت سین‎) or the seven 'S's is a major traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration. The haft sin table includes seven items starting with the letter 'S' or Sīn (س) in the Persian alphabet.
The Haft Sīn items are:
Sabzeh – wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish – symbolizing rebirth
✿ Samanu – a sweet pudding made from wheat germ – symbolizing affluence
✿ Senjed – the dried fruit of the oleaster tree – symbolizing love
✿ Sīr – garlic – symbolizing medicine
✿ Sīb – apples – symbolizing beauty and health
✿ Somaq – sumac berries – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
✿ Serkeh – vinegar – symbolizing age and patience.

The seven 'S's
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Holly books and books of poetry
Sabzeh

This pretty container is a gift from my lovely sis. It's a handmade Persian antique piece.

Traditional Persian sweets

Those sweets on top are handmade by me. In Iran we call them "Tout" which means "Berry". They are very easy to make. I will write a post on how to make them, hopefully very soon :o)

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That little tile is handmade in "Isfahan", a city of Iran that is famous for its legendary tile works. It's a gift from my lovely friend Raheleh! xo

نوروز مبارک

19 comments:

  1. Happy Nowruz! Your Haft Sīn looks wonderful, very delicate, just like all your work :)

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  2. This is all so beautiful!! I love this post. Learning about the seven "s"'s is so interesting. Happy New Year!

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  3. ♥ عیدت مبارک ♥

    با اجازه ات توی وبلاگم گذاشتم این پُستتون رو؛ بس که خوب نوشتید راجع به نوروز و آیین ایرانی

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  4. I love your posts! They also help me learn a lot about the Persian culture. My fiancé is Persian but all I know is how to say tea and that they love, LOVE tea.

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  5. Great post!!!! :)
    I love everything!
    And happy new year :)))

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  6. What a lovely table setting - so beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  7. What an awesome post, I love learning about other cultures! I grew up in a small Southern town so not a lot of International exposure. The table setting is so lovely, and I absolutely love the Iranian pieces you have - the antique container, the tile, etc. Happy Nowruz to you and your family!

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  8. Your celebration pieces are so beautiful and perfect for new beginnings! I wish you a happy Persian new year!xx

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  9. What a lovely table setting!
    Happy Persian New Year to you and yours.

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  10. ♥ Many thanks for all your kind comments! ♥ :)

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  11. Happy New Year azizam :)
    haft sinetoon kheily zibast :)

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  12. Great Post ! Your table is so beautiful !

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  13. Wow! Your this year's Haft Sîn is so beautiful! Every detail of it! That little bird on the top of the books is just a perfect cutie! Oh I love everything in these pictures! Happy Nowruz with best wishes my dear sister :D :X

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  14. So so beuatiful pictures! And the meaning of all items! Perfect! Congratulations! ~.~
    I loved it!
    I miss your posts! Hugs!

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  15. Happy belated New Year!
    This post is beautiful – may I have permission to use the photo with the Persian antique box as inspiration for a drawing?

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    1. Thanks a lot dear Emily! It will be my honor! I adore your amazing drawings, you are extremely talented! xo

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  16. Thanks a lot for your lovely comments! Big big hugs to all of you!

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