Nowruz نوروز - The Iranian New Year's Day at the day of the vernal equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and by the way the first day of the first month (Farvardin) of the Iranian calendar.
Nowruz نوروز - Le Nouvel an iranien au jour de l'équinoxe de printemps, marquant le début du printemps dans l'hémisphère nord et le premier jour du premier mois (Farvardin) du calendrier iranien.Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…
To celebrate Nowruz, there is a custom known as Haft Seen (Haft Seen:“The Seven Seens”) consisting of 7 different items which letters start with ‘seen’(سin Persian), the fifteenth letter of the Persian alphabet. This includes :
“1. Serkeh (Vinegar) symbolizes patience and immortality.
2. Sumac (Berries) has the color of sunrise.
3. Seeb (Apple) is said to represent health and fertility.
4. Senjed (Persian olive) is seen as a simulator of love and affection.
5. Sabzeh (Sprouts) symbolizes rebirth. The greens might have sprouted from wheat, lentils, barely or mung beans.
6. Sir (Garlic) was traditionally thought to avert evil (…) symbol of protection in the face of affliction.
7. Samanu is a nutritious pudding which comes in only one color: brown.” (source: tasnimnews.com)
(source: Iran Program Presstv)
"After celebrating the festival of fire, Iranians start preparing the Haft Seen, a table with seven items starting with the Persian /s/ sound, which is set to welcome the Persian New Year. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells you more."
On behalf of Shahnameh, Jamshid (Persian:جمشید, Jamshīd) is a legendary Shah belonging to the Pishdadian dynasty of Persia. He is credited with many inventions including thevery foundation of Nowruz.
“Festival of Fire (Chaharshanbe Suri - Persian:چهارشنبهسوری, lit. "Festive Wednesday") is held The last Wednesday of a year (marks the arrival spring). Fire and light hoped for health and happiness through the coming year. This is the ancient festival of Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey and date goes back at least 1700 BCE.” “Chahar Shanbeh Suri celebration usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets and jumping over them. Some believe jumping over bonfires is a way of taking away negative energy, sickness, and problems and in turn getting fulfillment, warmth, and energy. Chahar Shanbeh Suri serves as a cultural festival for many Iranians.” (source: surfiran.com)
March 21 - International Day of Nowruz (A / RES / 64/253)
21 mars - Journée internationale du Nowruz (A/RES/64/253)