Norooz biggest Haft-Sin in Tehran

by Tapesh

Haft Sîn (Persian: هفت سین) or the seven 'S's is a major tradition of Nowruz (Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar i.e. 21st of March, the vernal equinox), the traditional Iranian new year. Today the haft sin table includes seven specific items, all starting with the letter S or Sîn (س in the Persian alphabet). The items symbolically correspond to seven creations and holy immortals protecting them.

Originally called Haft Chin (هفت چین), the Haft Sin has evolved over time, but has kept its symbolism. Traditionally, families attempt to set as beautiful a Haft Sîn table as they can, as it is not only of traditional and spiritual value, but also noticed by visitors during Nowruzi visitations and is a reflection of their good taste.


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What was/is the relation

by MRX1 on

of Nowruz with Iranian gathering at Reza's tomb? The entire piece is about noruz and some where in middle she mentions this. Guess we have to ask um kolsum the reporter for further explenation.


Nice post Tapesh

by Monda on

Thank you and happy 13-bedar.


it was good until

by mahmoudg on

press tv (regime's English mouthpiece) mentions that iranians gather at the tomb of Reza.  what the heck does Reza's tomb have to do with this ancient (pre-Islamic) tradition.  the moron was yet another cleric, no different that the current bunch, looting this Nation.  when do we learn to cleanse ourselves from "khorafat"