Happy Nowruz & 'Haji Firuz' (7 Sin, Haft-Sin), Tajrish, more info in Page7 حاجی فیروز وهفت سینِ نوروز، میدان تجریش

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Comments (232)

Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

Hello Ho Tich Chau,

I am very pleased with your lovely compliments. Thank you.

All the best from Iran,


Saman PourFalatoon س… on March 28, 2010

che akse zibaE...

afarin be tarahash o sad afarin be akasesh

M.Salih ÖZBUDAK on March 28, 2010

PERFECT shot and well presented Mahdi. GREETINGS, Salih.

Dieter Hockertz on March 28, 2010

How long your feast Mahdi?

Best wishes, Dieter

Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

خیلی ممنون سامان خان راستش بجز حاجی فیروزها بقیه چند سالی هست که اینجا هستند و حاجی فیروزها هم میهمان ایام عید هستند. کاری از شهرداری منطقه یک. ممنون که بما سرزدی. سال نو مبارک

Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

Salam Salih

Happy Nowruz.

Thank you very much for the visit and beautiful comment.

All the best from Iran,


antoni f. on March 28, 2010

Beautiful picture, wonderful colours!! Thanks for sharing

Best regards, antoni

Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

Hi Dieter, 13 days.

For mor info please read the First comment.

Thanks for your visit.

All the best from Iran,


Admin Kazemi آدمین … on March 28, 2010

به به بسیار زیباست..عالیه

Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

Wellcome antoni

Greetings and thank you for your attention to my collection.

All the best from Iran,


Mahdi Kalhor on March 28, 2010

سلام و شب بخیر آدمین خان.

جای شما خالی موقع این عکس مثل موقعی که شنا میکنیم شده بودم.

کجا رفته بودی؟

هی بِهِت میگفتم چترو بگیر رو سرِ من! همش حواست اینور و اونطرف بود و من خیس آب شدم.


Nadia Kushnir on March 28, 2010

Very good, Mahdi! Jews from Azerbaijan also celebrate Nowruz. Once I was shooting this holiday on the photo and video!

Mike Wagner on March 29, 2010

Very interesting and colorful photo. I like it. Well done. Greetings and best wishes, Mike in USA.

lana maria miranda on March 29, 2010

Hello Mahdi, a fabulous photo! I am curious to know if people are using a mask, or face paint ... Or are they sculptures?

My regards friendly! Lana

Mohammad farkoosh on March 29, 2010

چه جالب؟؟

شهرداری ظاهرا" یه خورده به این جور مسایل اهمیت میده؟؟

به این میگن کار خوب و شایسته

هم شما و هم شهرداری


M Reza Samaee on March 29, 2010

جالب بود وقتي دقت کردم فهميدم کجاست.

Mahdi Kalhor on March 29, 2010


There are some countries that celebrate the Norooz.

Thank you for your comment and visit.

All the best from Iran,


Mahdi Kalhor on March 29, 2010

Hello Mike, Wellcome to this page.

Special thanks for your extraordinary comment.

All the best from Iran,


Mahdi Kalhor on March 29, 2010

Hi Friends

Iranian new year begins with Spring Nature

Haft Sîn (Persian: هفت سین) or the seven 'S's is a major tradition of Nowruz(Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar), the traditional Iranian new year. Today the 'haft sin' table includes seven specific items, all starting with the letter S or Sîn (س in the Persian alphabet). The items symbolically correspond to seven creations and holy immortals protecting them. Originally called Haft Chin (هفت چین), the Haft Sin has evolved over time, but has kept its symbolism. Traditionally, families attempt to set as beautiful a Haft Sîn table as they can, as it is not only of traditional and spiritual value, but also noticed by visitors during Nowruzi visitations and is a reflection of their good taste. The Haft Sin items are:

1 - 'Sabzeh'(سبزه) - wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth

2 - 'Samanu' (سمنو)- a sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence

3 - 'Senjed' (سنجد)- the dried fruit of the oleaster tree - symbolizing love

4 - 'Sîr' (سیر)- garlic - symbolizing medicine

5 - 'Sîb' (سیب)- apples - symbolizing beauty and health

6 - 'Somaq' (سماق)- sumac berries - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise

7 - 'Serkeh' (سرکه)- vinegar - symbolizing age and patience

While traditionally incorrect, sometimes a missing Sin is exchanged with another item starting with an S. For example:

sonbol (سنبل)- the fragrant hyacinth flower (the coming of spring)

sekkeh (سکه)- coins (prosperity and wealth)

Other items on the table may include:

traditional Iranian pastries such as baghlava (باقلوا),

"toot" (توت)- (usually white) berries, naan-nokhodchi (نان نخودچی)

dried nuts, berries and raisins that is called "Aajeel" (آجیل)

lit candles (enlightenment and happiness)

a mirror

a sweet mint syrup called sekanjabin

decorated eggs, sometimes one for each member of the family (fertility)

a bowl with goldfish (life, and the sign of Pisces which the sun is leaving)

a bowl of water with an orange in it (the earth floating in space)

rose water for its magical cleansing powers

the national colours, for a patriotic touch

A Poetry book, such as the Shahnama or the Divan of Hafez, and/or a holy book such as the Quran


Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranian peoples and the related cultural continent and has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.

This year the new solar calender will start from 2020/3/20 and our poeple will be in vacation for 13 days

Thanks to all my friends who have visited and left me Comments, Vote, YS, Best of and any other kind words on my photos.

I love all people in world. :)

All the best from Iran,


Ria Maat on March 29, 2010

I wish you Happy Nowruz Mahdi! I hope it's not too late fot the wish.

Wonderful photo and good information!! Perfect work!

Friendly greetings from Ria

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