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On Nowruz eve, families gather for a feast where the table includes haft sin, seven things whose names begin with the letter “S” in Persian.

Today the seven S’s typically include sabzeh (home grown sprouts), samanu (the juice of crushed ears of green wheat), sib (apples), sonbol (hyacinth), senjed (jujube fruit), sir (garlic), and somagh (sumac). In addition to the seven S’s, there may also be the Koran, painted eggs, gold coins, a bowl with goldfish, a mirror, and candles.

Each item symbolizes something; for example, the sprouts and samanu represent fertility and rebirth of spring, hyacinth symbolize beauty, apples and jujube bring sweetness, goldfish is a symbol of life, garlic and sumac represent health, coins bring prosperity, while candles are symbols of light and goodness. The traditional meal of this day is sabzi poloa pilaf with green herbs, often served with fish. At the moment of the equinox, people kiss and exchange good wishes, and children are given gifts.

Refrence(s):

- Beheshti, Oksana (2003). Travel guide to Isfahan, Kashan and more. Iran. Tehran. Rozaneh publication.

 

 

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