Saturday, April 03, 2010

Photo essay -- Iranian New Year Nowruz table --

All photos copyright Kyi May Kaung.

Table settings by Iranian community, Chicago.

Shoots are sprouted lentils.


From NEIU Asian-Heritage Program:

Nowruz – A celebration of Iranian New Year
Nowruz, or new day, is the celebration of the Spring Equinox. It is the most cherished of all Iranian festivals and has been observed in one form or another by major cultures of ancient Mesopotamia. Today Nowruz, with its uniquely Iranian characteristics, is a celebration of Spring and the Creation of Life. Seven trays filled with symbolic objects representing truth, justice, good thoughts, good deeds, virtue, prosperity, generosity and long life are displayed. Stop by and sample food, see displays of traditional Nowruz tables, Iranian books and handicrafts. Sponsored by Iranian Faculty, NEIU
Event Hosts: Saba Ayman-Nolley, Simin Hemmati-Rasmussen
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Golden Eagles 3-31-2010