Happy Persian New Year – Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak

Happy Persian New Year – Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak

No-Rooz means “New Day”. It is the new day that starts the year, the exact astronomical beginning of the Spring. Known to most as the Persian New year. Persians take that as the beginning of the year. It has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years.

Persians consider No-Rooz as their biggest celebration of the year, before the new year, they start cleaning their houses, and they buy new clothes (that happens throughout the year, not only on No-Rooz). But a major part of New Year rituals is setting the “Haft Seen” with seven specific items.
Each of the items symbolizes one of the seven creations and the seven holy immortals protecting them.  All the seven items start with the letter “S”. These are Seeb (apple) symbolizes the earth, Sabze (green grass) which represents spring and new growth, Serke (vinager) symbolizes purity, Samanoo (a wheat dish), Senjed (a special kind of berry), Sekke (coin), and Seer (garlic).
I always wondered why grass is put on the table. I later learned that it symbolizes new growth and Spring. Candles and a mirror are put on the table to symbolize fire. An egg symbolizes new birth

My sister in law told me that a gold fish is put on the table to represent life.

No-Rooz is celebrated all over the world by Persians, in Toronto where we are now, No-Rooz is celebrated with a big party (tickets are sold out unfortunately). Many celebrate No-Rooz and spring with a picnic in the park during the day and gather family to enjoy the celebrations with a feast later in the day.

No-Rooz is fun for everyone.

Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak!

norooz, food, persian

Thank you Nasrin for the Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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