tommorow is nowruz(persian new year)

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    Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎‎ Nowruz; [nouˈɾuːz]; literally "New Day") is the name of the Iranian New Year,[30][31] also known as the Persian New Year,[32][33] which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year.

    It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin and the Balkans.[34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42] It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar.[43]

    Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day, depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals.

    Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic communities for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.[44]
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    Happy Nowruz, Dani! What is the cat grass for?
     
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    Haft-Seen also spelled as Haft Sīn (Persian: هفت‌سین‎‎, the seven seen's) is a tabletop (sofreh) arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at Nowruz, the Persian new year. The haft-seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter Seen (letter) (fa) (س) in the Persian alphabet.

    sabzeh=cat grass
    for exammple cat grass is symbol of fresh water
    1. Sabzeh (سبزه) – wheat, barley, mung bean or lentilsprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth
    2. Samanu (سمنو) – sweet pudding made from wheat germ – symbolizing affluence
    3. Senjed (سنجد) – dried sea-buckthorn – symbolizing love
    4. Seer (سیر) – garlic – symbolizing the medicine and health
    5. Seeb (سیب) – apple – symbolizing beauty
    6. Somāq (سماق) – sumac fruit – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
    7. Serkeh (سرکه) – vinegar – symbolizing old-age and patience


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    girl do it for find lover .
    in last day of nowruz
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    There are 4 logical dates on any solar calendar that could be the beginning/end of the year, obviously:

    1 - winter solstice

    2 - spring equinox

    3 - summer solstice

    4 - fall equinox.

    I think #2 makes the most sense for any agricultural society since this is when you would normally start to plant your crops.

    But any of them is equally useful.

    The builders of Stonehenge were obsessed with #3, as were the Maya of Meso-America.

    Moses was obsessed with #4.

    And the Christians under Constantine became obsessed with #1.
     
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