–Persian New Year–
Today is Aid, which is the Persian New Year… meaning it is the first day of spring. Today is a very special, important day for the Persian community and for myself. On this day we (Persians) set a table called Haftseen (which can be spelled a million ways so don’t be to hard on me). The table represents 7 S’s of luck, fortune, health, wealth, and all that good stuff. On this day leading up to the countdown that ALL Persians have lol, we get together with family and friends and have appetizers and just have a good time. Once the clock hits and Saleh Noh (new year) happens we all hug and kiss. Tradition is; that the elders give money out the Koran (or Torah, or Bible) to the youngsters and you are typically supposed to save it because it is “good luck” but no one ever does lol. Afterwards you sit around the dinner table and all enjoy traditional Aid food, Fish with sabzi polo (Dill rice) with coucou (don’t know how to explain this one).
This year I am away from my family and celebrating with my husband. The table I set is missing a lot of elements and thats mainly because I have no clue where to find the very “Persian” things needed. So I made it happen with what I could find. Just wanted to wish all my fellow Persians who are celebrating Aid today… A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.