• Sib

  • Sekkeh

  • Samanu

    (a sweet pudding made from wheat germ)
  • Somaq

  • Senjed

  • Sir

  • Sabzeh

  • Colored eggs.
    Somayeh colored these using onion shells!
  • This little angel is one of dear Mahsa's Art works.
  • Mirror
    (This is our wedding mirror)
  • Holy Quran
  • Goldfish
  • Candle
  • وای ننه، من از این جوجوها توی سفره مون نداشتم :( - Alieh
  • دستانش سبز
    و دلش سرخ است
    اما نمي دانم اين سپيدي از چيست؟
    :) - deathlessness
  • چه کوشمولو!!! - Ehsan Abbasi
  • wow! - JuSt HoDa
  • we are all made of stars - ghedo
  • ba tavajoh be vojoode ina aya mahi hayetan zendan? - S.a.r.a
  • @S.a.r.a:
    از شمال که برگشتیم دیدم دخل یکیشون رو آورده، یکی دیگه رو حسابی زخمی کرده. یکی از ماهس سیاها رو کامل خورده بود، حتی چشماش رو هم خورد! باله و دم ماهی سفید و قرمز رو هم کلی گاز گرفته
    راز بقاست دیگه. بذار ببینیم آخرش چی میشه
  • چه وحشتناك ، خب از همديگه جداشون مي كردي... طفلي ماهي سياهه و قرمزه.. چه عيد بدي داشتن
    :( - deathlessness
  • az in setarehaa:)inam ye sine dige - Mans Fathi

The "Haft Sin" (7S)

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Haft Sîn (Persian: هفت سین) or the seven 'S's is a major tradition of Norouz, the traditional Iranian new year. The haft sin table includes seven items specificly 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 Norouzi visitations and is a reflection of their good taste.

The Haft Sin items are:

1. sabzeh - wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth
2. samanu - a sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence
3. senjed - the dried fruit of the oleaster tree - symbolizing love
4. sîr - garlic - symbolizing medicine
5. sîb - apples - symbolizing beauty and health
6. somaq - sumac berries - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
7. serkeh - vinegar - symbolizing age and patience

While traditionally incorrect, sometimes a missing Sin is exchanged with another item starting with an S. For example:

. sonbol - the fragrant hyacinth flower (the coming of spring)
. sekkeh - coins (prosperity and wealth)

Other items on the table may include:

traditional Iranian pastries such as baghlava, toot, naan-nokhodchi
dried nuts, berries and raisins (Aajeel)
lit candles (enlightenment and happiness)
a mirror

decorated eggs, sometimes one for each member of the family (fertility)
a bowl with goldfish (life, and the sign of Pisces which the sun is leaving)
a bowl of water with an orange in it (the earth floating in space)
rose water for its magical cleansing powers

the national colours, for a patriotic touch
the Quran
the Shahnama or the Divan of Hafez

Source: Wikipedia:Haft sin table"

But we didn't mistakenly exchange Serkeh with Sekkeh, we did it because I don't like the smell of Serkeh (vinegar) ;)

By the way, I've put notes on all 7 Ss and other main parts of Haft Sin table.

.•«¤ßañøţãĻiČiøuŝ¤»•. Bye !~, and 72 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. sarah7447 85 months ago | reply

    hi,tnx for adding my photo...it's an honor!

  2. Ed Russell Oz 84 months ago | reply

    A lovely photo, and thank you for the careful explanation.

  3. Kelly Cheng 82 months ago | reply

    Hey, this is so interesting! :)

  4. Craig ! 78 months ago | reply

    A wonderful photo and thank you very much for the education too.

    One side of my family is Ukranian - and they do some rather elaborate decoration of eggs for Easter ... eggs as a symbol of fertility and spring/rebirth - sort of like a new year.

    In the end we're all not that different - but the differences are interesting too! :)

  5. Hamed Saber 77 months ago | reply

    Yes, we are all the same.. :)

  6. Craig ! 77 months ago | reply

    Kind of reassuring to realize that, in this crazy world of ours.

    All the best Hamed.

  7. Joanna_Casey 74 months ago | reply

    This is very interesting .. and a great photo too.

  8. Al Meadadi 74 months ago | reply

    Wow! Love the details and the colors...
    Very creative!! Well done ;)
    Very good shot
    NiiiiiiCe ..NiCe ShOt
    Merciiii <3
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice Piiiiiiiiiiiiic

  9. lorac's 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called image, Music, Text in Action, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. alexsmem 74 months ago | reply

    sofreh haft seen shoma besyar zibast.

    aid shoma mobarak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Čajka 74 months ago | reply

    Please consider adding this photo to our Spring Celebrations Thread.

  12. shahrokh4given 73 months ago | reply

    اي دريغ از تو اگر چون گل نرقصي با نسيم
    اي دريغ از من اگر مستم نسازد آفتاب
    اي دريغ از ما اگر كامي نگيريم از بهار

  13. Kushal Goyal 73 months ago | reply

    beautiful arrangement

  14. sarona. 62 months ago | reply


  15. alvazora 61 months ago | reply

    Beautiful ! Happy Norouz!

  16. carmenk_ac 49 months ago | reply

    Hi there, thanks for the nice picture. We have featured it on our London event website
    with credits given, and for non-commercial purpose.

  17. camellia165 48 months ago | reply

    interesting :)

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