Happy New Year in Persian-New Year’s Eve has been celebrated for years for people across the world on 31st December as an indulgent and secular celebration. However, the significance of this day continues to be the mark of ending of one year and the beginning of the next. Ever since the acceptance of Gregorian Calendar universally, this day has been marked as the 1st January. Despite this, since people continue to follow their own cultural calendars, there are various other days when this occasion is celebrated.
How to Say Happy New Year in Persian
How to Say Happy New Year in Persian-For over 3000 years, Persians have mostly been celebrating their New Year or, “Nowruz” on March 21st, or a day before or after. This is the day of the vernal equinox and hence varies depending upon the location. People wish “sal-e-nou-mo-ba-rek” to their friends and families, which translates to “Blessed New Year.”
To prepare for this day, a Haft Seen table, an altar is designed which consists of the seven seens, a mirror, a coin, a goldfish and various other items. Apart from this, thorough cleaning of the house is done, and new clothes are purchased to be worn on the day. Another unique aspect of the Persian New Year is that it is celebrated for 13 days, from which the concept of “Deez O baz deed” emerged. This concept translates to seeing your near and dear ones on the day of the new year and again after 13 days.
A very eminent personality at Nowruz is Haji Firouz, referred as the Zoroastrian fire keeper, known to be the “Santa Claus” of this holiday. On the last Wednesday of the calendar, people also jump upon public bonfires to symbolize the cleaning of the past year. Above all, Nowruz celebrates the possibility of a new life and the celebration is incomplete without calling everyone known to wish them a happy new year.