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Happy Norooz! (Norooz, Iranian New Year 1389 )

Norooz Customs

In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Iranian New Year Celebration, or NOROOZ, always begins on the first day of spring.
Norooz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts -

the End and the Rebirth; or Good and Evil.

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A few weeks before the New Year, Iranians
and rearrange their homes.
They make new clothes,

bake pastries and germinate seeds as sign of renewal.

Some of the activities during Norooz are:
-family reunion,
-giving presents,
-visiting neighbors and friends
-and celebrating by having a picnic on the 13th day of Spring.

Haft Seen

Is a spread with seven items which each symbolizes a wish or theme. All seven items in this ceremonial table starts with the Persian letter Seen or S in English. The Haft Seen spread is usually put out a week before the New Year, which sets the mood for celebration. The seven items are:

Sabzeh (grown wheat or lentil) for rebirth,
Samanu (flour and sugar) for sweetness of life,
Sekeh (coin ) for prosperity and wealth,
Senjed ( dried fruit of Lotus tree) for love,
Seer (garlic) for health,
Somaq ( sumac berries) for warmth
and Serkeh ( vinegar) for patience.
Also there other items on the Norooz spread such as painted eggs, which represent fertility, a mirror that represents image and reflection of life, and a goldfish in a bowl that represents life.

Happy Norooz!

Happy Norooz!

Happy Norooz!

Happy Norooz!

Happy Norooz!

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Comment by sky on March 24, 2012 at 6:15

hi frends

Happy new year 1391

4th of spring and 4th of No-ROOZ in IRAN

Comment by naser on March 22, 2011 at 11:51

Hi Friends,

سلام دوستان

Happy New Year 1390!

سال نو 1390 مبارک

We also celebrate Nawrooz in Afghanistan.

در افغانستان هم جشن نوروز برگذار می شود.

This picture shows part of Nawrooz Celebration in Afghanistan...

این تصویر بیانگر گوشه ای از مراسم جشن نوروز باستان در افغانستان

















This is 'Hazrata Ali Sharine in Mazara Sharif Province in North of Afghanistan.

این زیارت حضرت علی در ولایت مزار شریف در شمال افغانستان است.

Comment by nida on March 20, 2011 at 18:52
Interesting blog, Reza. Thanks a lot for sharing about Norooz with us!
Comment by Monika on March 20, 2011 at 5:36

Dear Reza!

I wish you a happy and prosperous new year!


Comment by Reza on June 4, 2010 at 16:11
Thank you Mahmoud Ismail.
we are in third month of our new years.;-)
but welcome to MEC.
And i hope havegood time in here.
Comment by Mahmoud Ismail on June 3, 2010 at 17:42
happy new year
I know it's so late
but i want to share
Comment by Reza on March 18, 2010 at 15:40
Hello Dear Mohammad,Azam,Soniya and expectorsmith.
Thanks all for your kindness.
As Mohhamad said the sweet prayer for me (and maybe for all) in time of changing year to new one is as follows:

Oh reformer of hearts and minds
Director of day and night
and transformer of conditions
Change ours to the best in accordance with your will

It's makes a strong power in my heart to begin my new year with full of energy,So i like it.
I hope you have a good time in new Norooz. ;-)

Comment by Expector Smith on March 18, 2010 at 13:48
Sounds like a traditional lunar new year! Happy Norooz to you too.
Comment by MohammadSoroushPour on March 17, 2010 at 20:04
O mankind , what occupies you in this world

How are you spending this precious life

If all there is in the world you attain

You have naught if you don’t have love


Pity you , if your heart to love you don’t entrust

Even if you reach the stars , all will be worthless

Express love

Give love

Fereydon Moshiri
Comment by MohammadSoroushPour on March 17, 2010 at 20:02
Hi Reza
Nice group

یا مقلب القلوب و الابصار
Oh reformer of hearts and minds

یا مدبر الیل و النهار
Director of day and night

یا محول الحول و الاحوال
and transformer of conditions

حول حالنا الی احسن الحال
Change ours to the best in accordance with your will

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