Nowruz marks the first day of spring (this coming Sunday) and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years and is the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (or northward equinox). The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and Iranian families gather together to observe the rituals.
Nowruz Celebrations may date back to Cyrus the Great’s reign in the sixth century B.C. Many of the season’s traditions have roots in Zoroastrianism, an ancient monotheistic faith still practiced by some in Iran and the related cultural continents.
Haft-Seen also spelled as Haft Sīn is a tabletop (sofreh) arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at Nowruz. The haft-seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter seen in the Persian alphabet.
For me, last year was an especial one mainly because I became a dad. My son, Aubtin, brought lots of light and joy to our life. My little angel would have an ultimate mission; adding some light and happiness to this world, making it a better place to live.