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Falisha Kurji & Mahima Kathiria Pd. 13.   Nawroz means “new day” in Persian  Nawroz is a holiday that’s over 3,000 years old and can be dated back.

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1 Falisha Kurji & Mahima Kathiria Pd. 13

2   Nawroz means “new day” in Persian  Nawroz is a holiday that’s over 3,000 years old and can be dated back to Zoroastrian times.  The New Year is usually held on the Spring Equinox around March 21 st every year to celebrate rebirth and a new beginning. It’s celebrated by people in Iran and South Asia.  The festival usually lasts from March 18-24th  In Iran, it’s the biggest festival of the year. Bonfires are lit in the streets, houses are repainted, new clothes are purchased, hair is cut, and friendships are renewed to have a good start to the new year. Nawroz: The Persian New Year

3   Each home lays out an array of foods or the haft sin:  Sabzeh- sprouted wheat for rebirth  Sir- garlic for health  Samanu- a dense syrup for strength  Somaq- sumac seeds for the sunrise and light  Senjid- wild lotus tree fruit for love  Sib- an apple for beauty  Serkeh- vinegar for age and patience  Also on the table are symbolic decorations like decorated eggs for fertility, books for wisdom, goldfish in a bowl for good luck, sweets for hospitality, and blooming flowers for love. “The Seven S’s”

4  Nawroz Foods  Sabzeh polow ba mahi is an herbed rice with fish and scallops and it’s usually the main dish for the first night of Nowroz.

5  Nawroz Foods  Kuku-ye sebzeh is an herb omelet made with greens similar to the Italian frittatta. The amount of herbs exceeds the egg omelet flavor so it has a distinct taste. Kuku-ye sebzeh is often served with bread, rice, or yogurt.

6  Nawroz Foods  Dolma  Stuffed Grape Leaves  A gourmet dish, chosen by the Persians to done on during Nawroz (New Year).  It contains meat, rice, and spices wrapped up in cabbage leaves or vines.

7  Nawroz Foods  Baklava  A thin crusted desert filled with filo dough.  It is eaten throughout the Middle east and Mediterranean.  Baklava can be made with various versatile ingredients for example nuts and honey.

8  Thanks for listening!

9   turmericsaffron.blogspot.com turmericsaffron.blogspot.com  mypersiankitchen.com mypersiankitchen.com  own-dolmas own-dolmas  Picture Bibliography

10   own-dolmas own-dolmas   03/a-persian-new-year-feast-from-herbs-to- eggs/37904/ 03/a-persian-new-year-feast-from-herbs-to- eggs/37904/  Information Bibliography


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