Happy Norooz ( Funny Short Clip)
Nowruz (Persian: literally "New Day") is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year,is celebrated by Iranian peoples worldwide as the beginning of the new year. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in theBalkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East. It marks the first day of the month of Farvardin in the Iranian calendar. https://youtu.be/uYezyxE8Yak On the first day of Norouz, Iranian families gather around the Haft Sin, or “Seven S’s” table. Families take pride in the beautiful arrangement of seven items that start with the sound of S in Persian. They symbolize the hopes for a successful and happy new year. Can you name some of the things on the table in this photo? Scroll down to find out what they are and what each item means!In Iran, the old year goes out with a bang. Children run through the streets. They clang on pots and pans. Knocking on the neighbor’s doors, they ask for sweets. This tradition is called qashogh-zany or “spoon beating.” Some children wrap themselves in shrouds. These are long cloths used in burials. By dressing in them, children imitate the visits of their ancestors’ spirits. It is said that the spirits come in the last days of the year.The holiday, which dates back 3,000 years, is rooted in Zoroastrianism – an ancient Iranian religion that influenced later religions including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Norooz is considered one of the largest celebrations of the year with Iranians of all religions taking part in the festivities.