What Is Nowruz?
Nowruz, this magnificent event of Persia is celebrated every year in March equinox.
The word Nowruz means “New Day”. It is in this very day that the earth completes a cycle around the sun. So basically it is the best opportunity to celebrate a new start!
The history of this traditional celebration goes back to time of Cyrus the great. When he conquered Babylon, he brought the custom back to Persia. Great Achaemenid King admired the tradition and honored it as a national tradition.
Inner meaning of Nowruz is to honor coming of spring. In Persian myths, it is the day of defeating Div’s. Div is a mythical creature that is source of all evil.
, Nowruz is a beloved tradition in all Iranian plateau. But Nowruz in Iran includes more razzle dazzle. We will explain about all these costumes in here!
What is "Haft Seen"?
You probably have heard about Haft Seen. But what is haft Sin? Haft Seen is not a thing. it is a complexe of things! If you put all the items that we included in here on a tablecloth, you can call what you made HaftSeen. The name HaftSeen means “Seven S”. First letter of seven items on table starts with S. Each item is a symbol. Stick around to find out about details of it!
Sir(garlic) is symbol of purifying both body and soul. Garlic also can refer to contentment.
Somaq is the color of sun rise. It is symbol of patience and endurance.
Samanu is a symbol of power, goodness and grace. Since it is a nutritious food, it also calls Manmaker. Samanu is made of wheat. It is representative of patience, justice, resistance and power.
Senjed The symbol of wisdom and birth. It is also the breeder of the emotional forces of man. That ‘s why some believe that Senjed n the table above is a symbol of the love of humans for each other.
Sabzeh or green grass is a sign of rebirth and greenness. The green itself also holds the vibration of our thoughts and gives us peace.
Apple is a symbol of health and beauty. It is customary to put the apple to table by hands of grandmother or grandfather. Because the elders of afamily are always concerned about the health of their family members.
There are some myths about wild rue. It has been said that wild rue is acting like an antidote or spellbreaker. It is in there to push away all evilness and enchantments.