HAFT SIN TABLE SYMBOLS SET
- senjed (سنجد)- the dried fruit of the oleaster tree – symbolizing love
- sir (سیر)- garlic – symbolizing medicine (Plastic)
- sib (سیب)- apples – symbolizing beauty and health (Plastic)
- somaq (سماق)- sumac berries – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
- sekkeh (سکه)- coins (prosperity and wealth) (Plastic)
- Espand (اسپند) Peganum harmala
In the tradition of Norooz, the Persian New Year, it is common to include coins as part of the Haft-Seen table, which is a table setting that includes seven items starting with the Persian letter “sin” that represent different aspects of life. The coins, typically placed in a dish or bowl, symbolize wealth and prosperity.
The Haft-Seen table is an integral part of the Norooz celebrations, and it is typically set up in a central location in the home. In addition to coins, the table may include other items such as a mirror, which represents the reflection of the past year and the hopes for the future; garlic, which represents health and medicine; and apples, which represent beauty and the passage of time.
The Norooz celebrations typically last for 13 days and include a variety of customs and traditions, such as visiting with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and attending special events and parties. The holiday is an important time for people to come together and celebrate the start of the new year.