Women Empowerment and Leadership (WEL) association team brought 1401 Nawruz Celebration to the newly arrived Afghan families. The adorable children Nawruz celebrations for the first time out of their home country. Having arrived very recently, some of these families already settled in while a few others are yet to settle. Despite their settlement situation, they had a great time gathering, chatting, laughing, and enjoying.
The team in WEL also prepared presents for the children so that they do not feel far from home. Beside that, a haft-sin table was also organized to honour the Nawruz tradition. For those who do not know the tradition, Haft-seen (هفت-سین) is an arrangement of seven symbolic items whose names start with the letter “س” (pronounced as “seen”), the 15th letter in the Persian alphabet “haft” (هفت) is Persian for “seven”. It is traditionally displayed at Nawruz, the Hijri New Year, which is celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
The following are the primary items of Haft-sin, whose Persian names begin with the letter sin in the Persian alphabet.
- Sabza – wheat, barley, mung bean, or lentil sprouts grown in a dish.
- Samanu – wheat germ sweet pudding.
- Senjed – Oleaster
- Serkeh – vinegar.
- Seeb – apple.
- Seer – garlic.
- Somāq – sumac.