Savor Your Taste Buds With Persian New Year Food

March 21, and not January 1, marks the day for Persia as they celebrate their New Year . The first day of Spring (March 20 or 21st) is Persia’s New Year together with the rebirth of nature .

For the New Year celebration in Persia, Persian New Year Food is usually served with Fish, Noodles, Noodle Soup, Herb Kookoo and Rice with Noodles . Fish and Noodles for them represents good luck in the year ahead.

With the table being decorated with the ceremonial cloth, alongside it has an array of foods with the haft sin essence or seven “S”, each with an undertaking for the coming new year: sabzeh, or sprouted wheat, for rebirth; sir, garlic, for health; samanu, a dense syrup, for strength; somaq, sumac seeds, for the sunrise, victory of light over darkness .

The seven S for the Persian New Year Food referred to seven dishes setting from the Ancient times by which each of the items are corresponded to one of the seven creations and the seven holy immortals protecting them .

There would be senjid, wild lotus-tree fruit, for love; sib, an apple, for beauty; and serkeh, vinegar, for age and patience among the list of Persian New Year Food .

Before New Year, a samanu, or pudding, is made of some wheat sprouts from the Wheat or lentil that is nourished in flat dish a few days before so it will be ready to serve along with other Persian New Year Food.

Egg Decoration is an activity that is also included in the Seven “S” to go with the Persian New Year Food preparation . To symbolize fertility in each family member, this activity has been included in Norooz (Persian New Year) celebration yearly.

Families attempt to set as beautiful a Haft Sin table with the Persian New Year Food as much as they can, as it is not only of traditional and spiritual value, it is witnessed by visitors that a beautiful setting of Haft Sin comes from a family of good taste .