Hello all, I say I will update every week and then I go missing for 3 weeks. Tsk tsk. Remember that cold I was getting? It turned into the worst cold I’ve ever had in my life, lasting well over 2 weeks and me still sniffling and coughing. But we aren’t going to talk about that today. Nope. Today we are going to talk about the Persian New Year- Nowruz.
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1) Seer - Garlic - Garlic has been known for centuries for its medicinal benefits and symbolizes good health for the new year
2) Sabzeh - Spring Sprouts -Made from wheat or lentil this S signifies rebirth and renewal.
Decorated eggs -Symbolizes fertility. Eggs are usually painted by children much like Easter eggs are painted.
A mirror - To bring light & brightness into the New Year
Candles- enlightenment and happiness
Your chosen religious book - Ex. Quran, Bible, Torah etc... some people like to put a book from Hafez instead (a book of poetry from one of the Ancient and most respected poets in Persian History)
One of the major things that one must not forget, especially when you have a food blog, is that you need to have lots of sweets and pastries on the table as well (an throughout the holiday! Of COURSE ;) )
There are many other things representing different types of good luck that can also be placed on the table!
At the exact time of new years, the family surrounds the table and count in the new year together!
Now, time for a little confession. New Years was actually last week (on the 20th). I *meant* to update on said date, but you guys know how it gets! ;)