Nowruz means "new day", it is the Iranian New Year (The Persian New Year), which begins on the spring equinox, the first month of the Iranian solar calendar (generally falls on March)📅. Nowruz is a secular festival with roots that go back over 3,000 years. It was shaped by people of the Zoroastrian faith, believed to be the world's oldest religion🙏.
Before the festival, people will set a table called the haft-seen, translating to “seven S's.” At the center of the table are seven items that begin with the letter S, each holding a particular significance👇:
Seeb (apple) is the symbol of beauty, seer (garlic) is the symbol of health and medicine💊, somagh (sumac) represents sunrise🌅, sabzeh (green grass) represents healing and rebirth of the Earth🌏, serkeh (vinegar) symbolizes patience, senjed (olives) signals love and samanu (pastry paste) is about the power and strength of forgiveness💪. At the center of the table, a mirror is placed for reflection, flowers to symbolize the Earth's healing, eggs to symbolize life and a live fish to represent one's connection to the animal world. Some families place a religious book at the table📚, such as the Quran, Bible or Avista; others place books by favorite Iranian poets such as Hafez or Rumi.

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