Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Iranian New Year Table

Iranian New Year Table

I learned something new today:
• It's the Iranian New Year.
• Some of the traditional items on the table include: a dish of sprouted wheat (or other grains I can't remember), a bowl of goldfish, vinegar, and painted eggs. There were a bunch of other traditional things, but I can't remember them all.

The Manitoban (student newspaper) has an article on Norouz.

1 comment:

Knittah said...

The table is called hafsin, or seven. There are seven items, and each one begins with the same letter in Persian. Naw Ruz is observed by Persians (including those from places besides Iran), and Baha'is, as it marks the end of the 19 day fast and the Baha'i new year. Very cool that someone set up hafsin at the university.