Nowruz Mobarak~ Happy Persian New Year!

To celebrate the new year, families gather around a specially prepared holiday table to make wishes for the coming months. Items on the table refer to new life and renewal. Although the custom has evolved over the centuries and may have regional variations. Many of them also refer to the seven Zoroastrian immortals that guarded the sky, waters, earth, fire, plants, animals, and humans in ancient Iran.

 

Sib (apples) fertility and beauty

Serkeh (wine vinegar) immortality and eternity

Sabzeh (wheat, barley, or lentil sprouts growing in a dish) rebirth

Samanu (wheat sprout pudding) sweetness

 

Other symbols can also be placed on the table, such as:

Garlic (seer), to bring good health

A mirror, to reflect the light of wisdom and creation

Rose water, to purify and sweeten

An orange floating in a bowl of water, to represent the earth floating in space

Candles, to symbolize holy fire

Decorated eggs, to represent fertility.

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