Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Nowruz!

Iranian New Year 1392

Iranian New Year, Nowruz (Nouruz), begins on Wednesday when the Spring Equinox comes in at 2:32 p.m. Iran’s standard time (07:02 a.m. EST, (12:02 p.m. GMT). This year, the New Year is the beginning of the Iranian calendar year 1392. 

Happy New Year! May your Nawruz be a year full of happiness, health and success!

Nowruz, the first day of spring, is celebrated in Iran as well as in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and parts of Central Asia, Caucasus, South Asia, Northwestern China and Crimea.

Photo: Haft-Seen (Seven S’s) are seven items started with ‘S’ in Persian language and used in table setting of Nawruz celebration, rooted in Zoroastrian traditions.

1. Sabzeh; wheat or barley sprouts, symbolizing rebirth.
2. Somaq; sumac, symbolizing the sunrise color.
3. Sir; garlic, symbolizing medicine.
4. Sib; apple, symbolizing beauty and health.
5. Senjed; oleaster fruit, symbolizing love.
6. Samanu; sweet pudding made of wheat, symbolizing success.
7. Serkeh; vinegar, symbolizing patience.


Anonymous said...

Happy Nowruz everyone ! Including to those misguided TAZI lovers.
It's nice to know that Nowruz has survived 1400 years of Islamic
occupation and is a thorn in the mullahs backside :o)

Anonymous said...

Eid-e Shoma Mobarak!