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Iranian Celebration and Mashiz children

Similar to other families and tradition, Mashiz family also welcomed New Year with spreading a special cover on their carpet called Haft Sin (cloth of seven items, with each beginning with the Persian letter Sin or S) that represents different meanings including rebirth, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience, and beauty.

Publish Date: ۱۱:۳۲ - ۰۸ April ۲۰۱۹
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Afarineshebartar_ Nowruz, Iranian New Year celebration as the most colorful and significant festival among Iranian society and families begins on the first day of spring with the rebirth of Nature marked by vernal equinox, or Tahvil.

 

Nowruz has been the celebration of early spring, when the sun begins to regain strength and overcome winters coldness and darkness, when there is a renewal of growth and vigor in nature. It dates back to approximately 15000 years after the end of the last of Ice and usually occurs on March 20 – 21 or 22 – when the sun crosses the celestial equator.

In harmony with nature and spring, people refresh and renew their clothes and clean up their houses few weeks prior to New Year. Owing to the custom, Mashiz children have also renewed and refreshed their clothes, cleaned up their house and swept away the sorrow and bad lucks of the outgoing year.

Nowruz and home for children (H4C)

 

Similar to other families and tradition, Mashiz family also welcomed New Year with spreading a special cover on their carpet called Haft Sin (cloth of seven items, with each beginning with the Persian letter Sin or S) that represents different meanings including rebirth, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience, and beauty. The number seven of Haft Sin is due to the sacred number in Persia since the ancient times. Iranian Haft Sin usually consist of following data-x-items with each having different meaning:Nowruz and home for children (H4C)

  1. Sabzeh or sprouts: Usually wheat or lentil representing rebirth
  2. Sekeh (coins): prosperity and wealth.
  3. Seeb (apple): health and beauty.
  4. Senjed (the sweet, dry fruit of the Lotus tree): love
  5. Seer (garlic): Good health.
  6. Somaq (sumac berries), represent the color of sunrise; with the appearance of the sun Good conquers Evil.
  7. Serkeh (vinegar): age and patience.

 

Before Nowruz count down families usually gather around and sit round Haft Sin to share and extend their compassion to their family members. During the two weeks of Nowruz holiday they usually give gifts to friends and family and visit other relatives. This year many benefactors have joined Mashiz family and have shared their joy among Mashiz children and have donated different gifts to children as their Eidy (gifts, presents or money which are given to children at New Year). Each year children celebrate the coming year few days prior to Nowruz, they gather around, have fun and enjoy the moments of having a family-like environment.  

Owing to Mashiz purpose regarding reintegrating children to their families, if possible some of the children whose have sensible family stay and spent their holiday with them. Mashiz usually take children on vacation to different parts of the country each year.

Chaharshanbe Souri

Before New Year, the last Wednesday of the outgoing year is celebrated referred to as Chaharshanbe Souri “Red Wednesday”. At this festival families celebrate by doing fireworks jumping over fire and singing “give me your warmth and redness and take away my wintry wan and pale color”. People gather around and serve nuts and fruits. This celebration is mostly for the benefit of the children of the family who are entertained through the night and have a joyous moments with their family members.  Mashiz children also spend a lovely time with their Mashiz brothers or sisters and their Mashiz mother.

This party usually ends when the fire dies out, and at the end the ashes symbolizing bad lucks of the previous year are thrown out and buried in to the ground.

 Nowruz and home for children (H4C)

 

 

Sizda Bedar

The last day of Nowruz holiday which is the 13th day of New Year festival people spend a day outdoor and have family picnics in nature. It is a day of nature festivity where children and families play and spend a day together in nature. 

 

 

 

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