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Nowruz is an ancient Iranian spring festival and celebration of the first day of the Iranian calendar. Nowruz is rooted in traditions of Zoroastrianism and is celebrated since ancient times by many Iranian and non-Iranian peoples such as Persians, Kurds, Pashtuns, Azeris, Georgians, Armenians etc.

In Iran Nowruz is celebrated by decorating a table with several items which in a way represent either spring or values of the Iranian culture. Seven of these items begin with the letter of ''Sin'': [s] of the Persian Alphabet, therefore the table is named ''Haft Sin'' (eng: seven Sin)

Haft Sin includes:

1. Sabze (eng: wheat): symbol of rebirth
2. Samanu (eng: Wheat pudding): symbol of affluence
3. Senjed (eng: dried Russian olive): symbol of love
4. Seer (eng: garlic) symbol of health
5. Seeb (eng: apple) symbol of beauty
6. Somaq (eng: sumac) symbol of sunrise
7. Serkeh (eng: vinegar) symbol of patience

It could also include some other items, such as:

Qoran: holy book of Muslims
A vase full of water: request for rain and water
Bread: symbol of nourishment
Mirror: symbolizes creation as well as clearity and purity of heart and soul
Coins: symbol of wealth
Goldfish: symbol of life
One candle for every person in the family: symbol of enlightment of life
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Welcome to Iranian-History! We are a group about the history of Iran and Iranians from ancient Persia and prior to contemporary times.

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victorialouis1379 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for inviting me❤
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome^^
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very awesome group here! Thank you for requesting my painting!
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome^
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ArtemisZamyad Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thank you ^^
ممنون ^^
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Zimir Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Excellent information and history. Great pictures, art and everything here is awesome. Thanks.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you too, feel free to join the group, if you want to :)
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Zimir Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Do I need to be Persian to join? I am Slavik/German American.

I deeply study world history, and specific time periods and the changing eras of both Christendom and Islam, especially as they have and do and will  correspond with bible prophecy.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No of course not, that's why i always write every announcement or journal in English, so everybody feels welcome here, in fact a large number of our members are not Persians.

I myself first got  into history as i began to read about Crusades, early Arabs conquests and Roman Empre. Later on i began to study history of Iran deeper.:)
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