Thursday, March 18, 2010


Today we learned about the Persian New Year, Norooz. Norooz is celebrated on the first day of Spring. Norooz begins with the cleaning of the house(Khaane Tekaani), buying new clothes, and growing green grass(Sabze). For the actual Saal Tahvil, they put seven items on the table-linen that all start with "S". This is called "Haft Seen". These seven things are: Seeb(apple), Sabze(green grass), Serke(vinager), Samanoo(a meal made out of wheat), Senjed(a special kind of berry), Sekke(coin), and Seer(garlic). Sometimes instead of Serke they put Somagh(sumak, an Iranian spice).

At our celebration today we celebrated by eating yummy pastries and fruit.

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