Haft-sin

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  • Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    On the eve of the Persian New Year, Iranian are getting ready to welcome Nowrouz; just before Nowrouz, families gather around the special table called Haft-Seen in order to celebrate the New Year. In the Persian language, the word Haft refers to the magic number of seven, and the letter "S" indicates seven main items on the table that start with the letter S(Seen in Persian).

  • Isfahan ready to host spring

    Isfahan ready to host spring

    "Coincide with the beginning of the New Year, 400 urban elements will be installed in 15 municipal districts of the city," the head of beautification organization of travel service coordination headquarter of Isfahan said.

  • Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Iran (IMNA) - A fish bowl with one or some goldfish is one of the main items of Haft Seen; though it does not start with "S" in Persian. Some people believe that it is the symbol of life and good luck; the red color of goldfish stands for kindness, victory, and livelihood. Over the past years, environmentalists urged people not to buy goldfish, since they are imprisoned in a jar and finally they are doomed to die, while Nowrouz itself is the celebration of rebirth, health, wealth, hope, and livelihood. Although, as it appears, some people cannot emit goldfish from their Haft Seen table; therefore, the best way is to learn how to buy healthy goldfish, take care of them appropriately and finally drop them in running waters.

  • 240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    "Based on the most recent data available, more than 240 million ornamental fish are produced in the country; it indicates a growing trend in comparison to the last year," the expert of ornamental fish in fisheries organization said.