We have teamed up with Global Gastronauts to bring you a very special Chasbíd Lesson about the significance of Persian New Year for Iranians all over the world.
Have you ever wondered why you see gold fish, garlic, coins and eggs magically appear in Persian homes around the time of Norúz? What is Haft Sín?
Haft Sín or the Seven S's is the traditional table setting of Norúz in Iran. Family members usually sit around a setting with Haft Sín set and await the moment of Norúz. At that time, the New Year gifts are exchanged.
Haft sín includes seven items starting with the letter S or sín (س) pronounced "seen"
These items include:
- Greenery (سبزه – sabzeh): Wheat, Barley or Lentil sprouts grown in a dish.
- Samanu (سمنو – samanú): A sweet pudding made from germinated wheat.
- The dried fruit of the oleaster tree (سنجد – senjed)
- Garlic (سیر – sír)
- Apples (سیب – síb)
- Sumac berries (سماق – somágh)
- Vinegar (سرکه – serkeh)
These items are thought to have astrological relation to planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun and Moon.
Happy New Year everybody! We hope you get to spend it with those you love.
For the first time, Persian and non-Persian parents can teach their children Farsi using the familiar phonetics of the English alphabet (finglisi). To cater to the next generation of multi-lingual and multi-national families, the series are available in printed book and e-Book form with interactive audio pronunciation and inviting, colourful images.
The perfect gift for Persian New Year!