We hope you enjoyed our majestic grand #HaftSin at #FarhangNowruz @ucla ! Special thanks to the amazing and talented team at @eventsbyshideh for this magnificent creation! They always blow us away with their creativity year after year!
معرفی جشن #نوروز در نشنال جیوگرافی
Photo : #johnkerry , former foreign minister of #america under the #obama administration, the #haftsin , son in law of John Kerry #iranian medical ( new #persian year )
In #iran and several other countries, the vernal equinox marks the beginning of #nowruz , a two-week long festival that is the bedrock of ancient Persian culture.
Meaning ‘new day’ in Persian language , Nowruz marks the beginning of the year 1396 in the Persian calendar, symbolically leaving the hardships of winter behind and honoring the rebirth of nature.
Here’s what to know about the celebrations.
The origins of Nowruz are so ancient, it predates Islam and Christianity. This approximately 3,000-year-old holiday can be traced back to #zoroastrian , one of the world’s first monotheistic religions that was once the official religion of #persia . In 2009, #UNESCO inscribed Nowruz on its list of unique Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognizing the importance of preserving the social practices, rituals, and festive events.
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Haft seen of our home in Nowruz,1396.
Haft-Seen also spelled as Haft Sin (Persian: هفتسین, the seven seen's) is a tabletop (sofreh) or (Haft Mewa,هفت میوه, the seven fruit's) arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at Nowruz, the Iranian new year.