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03/19/11

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos by Ali Mousavinejad, Mehr News Agency

A Haftsin festival was held in the city of Ahvaz in southern Iran to celebrate the imminent arrival of the Persian New Year Norouz.

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Norouz (Nowruz) in Persian means "New day". It is the beginning of the year for the peoples of Iran (Greater Iran, including: Afghanistan, Arran (Republic of Azerbaijan) and Central Asian Republics). It begins precisely with the beginning of spring on vernal equinox, on or about March 21. Tradition takes Norouz as far back as 15,000 years--before the last ice age.

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

A major part of the New Year rituals is setting a special table with seven specific items present, Haft Sin (Haft chin, seven crops before Islam). In the ancient times each of the items corresponded to one of the seven creations and the seven holly immortals protecting them (read more).

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

Photos: Haftsin Festival in Ahvaz, Iran

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