The Year 1400 Nowruz is the Iranian New Year which, according to the Iranian calendar, overlaps with the first day of spring. According to old Iranian records, it is always spread over the table during festivals. The New Year’s table is called “Haft Son”, or according to the English translation “Seven things with the letter s”. The letter “son” is the first letter of the ancient Persian good spirits who had good and beautiful qualities. The table should accordingly be colorful and varied compared to other everyday tables. The word “Haft” is an important number “seven” compared to other numbers. Seven was a sacred number to the ancient Iranians. It was used to comprehend and comprehend “goodness.” “Haft” meant eternity and immortality, so seven things are traditionally placed on the New Year’s table. “Haft Sin” means 7 herbaceous plants that are planted as New Year’s greens or “sabze”. These are barley, mash, millet, beans, lentils, chickpeas and wheat.
Once upon a time, the ancient Iranians planted New Year’s greenery of 7 grassy plants 10 days before the New Year. Pots with planted plants would be placed on the door jamb in front of houses / homes as a sign of a fertile and noble next year.
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