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Haft Sin Set


About Haft Sin Set

The seventy is a collection of seven symbolic things whose name begins with the letter “Sin” and is traditionally spread on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.  Haftosin is one of the most famous haft sin set ceremonies that is placed on the floor, Persian table runner, or Persian termeh tablecloth, and usually, family members sit next to it during the turn of the year.

This tablecloth is about gathering and choosing seven things from the opposite: apples, elm, sumac, garlic, vinegar, greens (wheat seeds and the like have already been planted and planted on a plate), Nowruz coins, semi, and lavender.  As is customary, other things are placed on the table to complement the spiritual and symbolic meanings of the breasts;  Including Persian mirrors, Persian books, Persian candlesticks, colored Nowruz eggs, goldfish, flowers, sweets, and the like, which are according to the custom, tradition, and belief of different people, are placed on the seventh table.  The seventh table usually stays in the houses until the end of Nowruz, and some people leave the green in the water on the thirteenth day of Nowruz.

Historically, anything on this table can be a symbol of New Year wishes;  Wishes such as health, fertility, tolerance, blessing, victory, wisdom, and other things.The Haft Sin Set is not for Nowruz and some people prepare this or a similar table for a wedding celebration or Shab-e Cheleh.

Iranians pick up seven trays at home before the end of the year and spend a lot of time doing this. The philosophy of seven trays has a long history in this nation, which will make Nowruz and picking seven trays attractive and lovable for them. In this article, we have talked more about the philosophy of Nowruz and the symbols of the Haft-e-Sin table

What is the philosophy of the Haft sin table?

haft sin set tablecloth is a great philosophy of Nowruz. This tablecloth is spread in homes during the 13 days of Eid and some of them entertain their guests next to this tablecloth.  Blessings are very common in most wedding ceremonies in setting the wedding table.

In the past, with the interpretations and evidence that exist, the haft sin set has been held in different ways, and the philosophy of the haft sin set has changed so far. Here, we will review the philosophy of haft sin set from the past to the present and its commonalities.  We point out.

According to the Iranica encyclopedia, the seven trays were originally seven trays or seven memes, which means seven assemblies in which different Persian gifts and food were placed in these trays or assemblies. Rarely, these seven trays were renamed, Haft Chin.  The philosophy of naming it is due to placing seven stackers on or inside the tray.

Introduction of Sofre haftsin(haft sin)

Ancient Iran has many celebrations and festivals, and in Iranian culture, each celebration has a specific symbol. As a symbol of the beauty of creation, the Haftsin (haft seen set or haftsin set) table(Persian: سفره هفت سین) is one of the precious heritages of Iranian ancestors.

Have you ever thought about the background of the Nowruz celebration and the Haft-sin table? Setting the Nowruz table will be beautiful if you get to know more ideas and find the reasons for placing each item on the table.

Nowruz(Persian: نوروز) is one of the oldest celebrations left from ancient times and has many customs. One of Iran’s most famous Nowruz ceremonies is setting the haft sin table.

Even today, the people of Iran prepare the Haft-Sin table a few hours before the time of New Year’s delivery, and the food items that begin with Sin, such as elderberry (Senjed), Sabze, Samano, coin (Sekke), apple (Sib), sumac, and garlic (Sir) are placed on the table.

With the advent of Islam in Iran, the Sofre Haft Sin of Iranians has been decorated with the Holy Quran. Each of the components of HaftSeen is a sign of concepts such as growth, birth, fertility, abundance, blessing, etc. In this article, we will introduce you to the philosophy of the Haft-Sin Table and the concepts of each Nowruz’s Sins.

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