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(Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds

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In what looked like a nod to their cause, President Rohani delivered his 2016 Now Ruz message seated beside a Haft Seen table that included an orange in a fishbowl in lieu of a goldfish.
In the UAE, Iranians, Afghans and other expat communities such as Tajiks and Uzbeks, rang in Nowruz by gathering around Haft Seen.
The Haft Seen arrangement consists of seven symbolic items that each begin with the letter seen.
She turned and pointed out "this beautiful White House Haft Seen that's behind me.
One tweeted, "Rohani, too, has joined the campaign of leaving out goldfish from the Haft Seen table.
Seven items beginning with the Persian letter "seen," which corresponds to the English letter "s," are spread out on the table; and since the Persian word for seven is "haft, "the table has come to be called the Haft Seen table.
What intrigued me most was watching the handfuls of lentils and wheat berries that Naneh (grandmother) had spread onto platters and covered with a wet cloth to germinate into beautiful mounds of brilliant green, just in time to grace the haft seen (seven S) table--the table of the seven items beginning with the letter seen or "S" that is so central to the Now Ruz celebrations.
The seven Haft Seen items are seteh (coin); samanu (an Iranian dish made of flour, sugar and coloring); sabzi (green vegetables); sonbol (hyacinth); seer (garlic); senjed (a dried fruit); and serkeh (vinegar).
What intrigued me most was watching the handfuls of lentils and wheat berries that Naneh had spread onto platters and covered with a wet cloth to germinate into beautiful mounds of brilliant green just in time to grace the haft seen (seven S) table--the table of the seven items beginning with the letter seen or "S" that is so central to the Now Ruz celebrations.
Our Haji Firuz--the huffing black faced fellow down below--brings Now Ruz greetings to all our readers, along with all the ingredients you need for your Haft Seen table.
These special pages of the Iran Times will tell you all about the traditions of Now Ruz--the haft seen table or Persian version Christmas tree; the Haji Firuz; the jumping over bonfires; and so forth.
The customs and traditions associated with Now Ruz seem perfectly normal for Iranians, but for Americans, some of the traditions--from jumping over bonfires to growing lentils for the haft seen table--might seem a little surprising.
An important part of the Iranian New Year rituals is setting out the Haft Seen (Seven "S"s) table.
Then I take up the items from the haft seen table and put them away.
Preparations begin weeks ahead of Now Ruz--the Spring Equinox--with cooking, spring cleaning, buying new clothes, dying eggs, preparing the traditional haft seen table, growing the lentil and wheat sabzeh sprouts and, in general, welcoming in spring.