Persian New Year
It is time to celebrate Nowruz – the Persian New Year, so we have set a Haft Seen table!
Our special table is set with symbolic items, including seven things beginning with the Persian letter S – Haft means “seven” and Seen is the letter “S” in Farsi.
Our table has: sprouted wheat grass, sybolising renewal; Garlic for medicine and health; apples for preserving and holding onto goodness; vinegar for bitterness in life that is balanced by the sweet; powdered sumac fruit, for the colour of the sunrise; eggs for fertility; a book of Persian Poetry for wisdom; a mirror to reflect back to you the things about yourself you would like to improve; candles for the children in the family; and flowers for beauty.
Other things we could have put on our Haft Seen table are dried fruit, coins, a special wheat pudding, candy, a goldfish…
What a lovely tradition and you depicted it beautifully. These photos and text are what I call a sacred space.
We learned about this tradition when we acquired some Iranian relations – we love that people find so many different ways to honour the blessings of a new year.
beautiful little altar, the Hitty’s do love their celebrations. Thank you for sharing the customs and culture.
You are very welcome – we find joy and meaning in many celebrations!
Education and wonder….you combine the two beautifully!
Thank you! We are very happy to share – we think that new things to celebrate is a good way to be friendly!
How incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for the mindfulness that you share, and the blessings that you bring to the world. I am grateful!
It is a beautiful way to stop and appreciate the new beginnings that Spring represents! You are welcome!
Thanks for bringing us this beautiful cheer today.
I was glad to get the Hitty’s help in portraying this beautiful event…we enjoyed setting it up and wanted to share it with you!