The New Day, first day of spring and a beautiful celebration filled with rich customs, rituals and festivities. A ceremonial tradition for Norouz is the Haft Seen or a seven seen. This ceremonial table is called cloth of seven dishes, (each one beginning with the Persian letter cinn).
Below you can find all of the items that complete the Haft Seen.
- Sabzeh or sprouts, usually wheat or lentil symbolizing rebirth.
- Samanu a sweet pudding representing affluence.
- Sib, apple and representing health & beauty.
- Senjed the sweet, dry fruit of the Lotus tree representing love.
- Sir, garlic in Farsi, represents medicine.
- Somaq from the sumac fruit represent the color of the sunrise.
- Serkeh or vinegar represents age and patience.
- Sonbol, the hyacinth flower representing the beautiful blooming of spring.
- Ayneh, a mirror resembling the sky.
- Tokmeh Morgh, eggs resembling fertility.
- Shahm, candles resembling enlightenment.
- A holy book or book of poetry
- Mahi, fish symbolizing life
- Sekkeh, coins symbolizing wealth and prosperity
- Shirini, sweets resemblance of spreading sweetness
Wishing everyone a very Happy Norouz! May you have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!