Sunday, 18 March 2012

It's New Persian Year

Hey all,
It's my second post in this blog about Persian New Year!

If you have missed the last year post, check it out here: Persian New Year

I have some pictures to post (unfortunately they don't belong to me!) just to show you the overall mood and tradition and will explain about Hafs Siin (Seven S) and what they represent.

So, let's start of with Sabzeh سبزه (wheat or barely sprouts) symbolise Rebirth

Siib سیب (apple) symbolise Beauty and Health

Samanoo سمنو (sweet pudding made from wheat germ) symbolise Affluence

Siir سیر (garlic) symbolise Medicine

Senjed سنجد (dried oleaster fruit) symbolise Love

Serkeh سرکه (vinegar) symbolise Patience and Old-age

Somaq سماق (sumac) symbolise the color of Sunrise

Well, it's not all that we set on the table. We would also have :

Sonbol سنبل the fragrant hyacinth flower as it represent the Coming of Spring

Sekkeh سکه coins symbolise Prosperity

Decorate and painted Eggs  تخم مرغ رنگی that symbolise Fertility

A bowl of goldfish ماهی گلی that represent Life

A bowl of water and a bitter orange آب و نارنج which has quite scientific meaning of Earth "floating" 
in space and also Mirror آیینه to represent Sky and Candles شمع\شمعدان which represent Fire.

Every year on 20 or 21st March (depends if it's a Leap Year or not) we wait for a specific moment to celebrate the new year. This year we say goodbye to 1390 and say hello to 1391 on Tuesday at 8:30:16 in Iran's time.

Isn't it fantastic that we have exact time each year to celebrate?
Thanks to Omar Khayyám who made our special and precise calendar long long time ago.

سال نو مبارکـــــــــــــــــ

Monday, 27 February 2012


Today, not only me, but I bet most Iranians started their day with a very good news!! We just won the very first Oscar prize for the film "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi. You might get some ideas about this film from my previous post.
We're truly excited and moved by what he said on the stage:
Watch the moment HERE

Thank you for what you have done,
Thank you for what you said.

Monday, 16 January 2012

A Separation

Everyone's talking about it.
It became the hottest news specially among Iranian. Most people are feeling happy, proud and grateful and some... Just play with gossips and nonsense, which I really hate about some people!!

If you still don't know what I'm writing about. Check this video out. It's on Facebook but I think everyone can watch it there.

Golden Globes: 'A Separation' wins best foreign language film

And on Youtube, With Madonna:
A Separation, Iran Golden Globe Winner

Yes, the movie "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, Iranian film director. People who watched it, they either like it very much or else thinking it was kinda boring (!!!!).
The rating for this film, as I'm writing here, on IMDb is 8.6 given by 25,461 users ! 

It has been a winner 53 times worldwide. And the very last one was Golden Globes 2012 !!

I personally, loved everything about this movie. How it surprise you by each scene. You really can't predict what's going to happen next!! Even at the end, the director leaves you with a big question: "Who will Termeh ( the young daughter of Nader and Simin) choose to live with?". This is the biggest deal and I love the way we can decide by our own. It's so hard as it's for Termeh. Besides, the acting appeared so strong from each and every of the actors. From the youngest girl to the quiet grandpa. Leila Hatami (Simin), Peyman Moaadi (Nader) giving the best play as always.

I've tried to search for the full movie with English subtitle, but all I could get was this Norwegian/Danish (Sorry, I couldn't distinguish well!) one on Youtube in 12 parts.
Give it a try if you're native! :D

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 2011 FULL movie.part 1/12

And this one, with Arabic Subtitle: ‫الفيلم الإيراني A Separation ‬‎ 

'via Blog this'
Or so, enjoy some of the pictures here:

The Latest Prize, Golden Globe 2012

He said "Iranian People are Peace Loving People".
Congratulations to Iranians. :)