Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy New Year

Neither the 01/01 new year nor Chinese New Year but its the Persian New Year. Friend of mine who is anIranian brought along some friends to a Persian restaurant for a lunch as a new year celebration. It was a buffet lunch and cost only 7pounds.

There is a seven 'S' (in Persian alphabet) table setting which is a tradition to this celebration but on this table, there were more than seven.
consist of apple, vinegar, garlic, mirror, dried fruit called senjed, lit candles, sweet pudding called samanu, an egg, a type of plant which I dont know. Each of them symbolize as my friend explained in the same order, beauty and health, age, medicine, cleanliness, love, enlightenment, affluence, fertility, rebirth, life within life.