20. March 2015 marks the Spring equinox – day and night are of equal lengths, Spring officially begins.
It is also Persian New Year – Norouz.
Families come together and indulge in (green herbed) rice, salad, overly sweet cookies and fish.
This picture is from Christmas, but rice is just as special to us no matter what the holiday is. The green rice (sabzi polo) is on the bottom right.
Norouz isn’t just about food; we have a table with seven “s” (haft siin, see first picture), with each object on the table symbolically representing something. I should’ve put a lot more vinegar on the table as it represents patience, and I could use more of that 😉
Although I do love ultra-sweet desserts, Persian cookies are sometimes a bit heavy on the rose-water, so some Swiss macaroons also did the job 🙂
I love Norouz because I not only get to gorge on Tahdig, but also love spending time with family to celebrate the beginning of Spring, one of my favourite times of the year 🙂
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo