Nowruz marks the first day of the Iranian calendar and the New Year. People participate in the Nowruz celebrations and traditional Iranian Spring Festival, which started in the Northern Hemisphere at 4:49 on Friday, March 20th of 2020.
The beginning of this spring and the new year is painful for the Iranian people who suffered under the spread of the disastrous coronavirus in 198 cities with over 8,000 dead (according to the main opposition NCRI ), the crackdown of their protests in November with1500 killed, the downing of Ukrainian a passenger plane with 176 dead, economic hardships and poverty, corruption and Incompetency of the authorities in response to floods and natural disasters. But Iranian citizens are celebrating the new year with a small seven-seat table. They hope that this year will be the last year of Mullahs.
“Haft Seen” literally translates into Seven items starting with the letter “S” in the Persian alphabet.
The traditional table includes flowers, a crystal bowl with swimming goldfish, a mirror, candles, painted eggs, the Holy Quran, and seven food items beginning with the letter “S” in the Persian alphabet.
Sabzeh (Wheat Sprout) represents growth and a symbol of rebirth.
Samano Halva (A pudding made of wheat flour and sprouts juice) is a symbol of happiness.
Senjed (Jujube fruit) is a symbol of love.
Seer (Garlic) is a symbol of health.
Seeb (apple) is a symbol of goodness.
Somagh (Sumac) is a symbol of sunrise.
Serkeh (Vinegar) is a symbol of tolerance.
Last year, Iranian people on every street corner felt a turning point and a big change on the horizon within reach. The spring of freedom is inevitable, and Nowruz brings a promising new perspective. Events in Iran over the past few months are a sign of significant developments and change in the coming year. People registered and proved their detestation and disgust for these rulers during the parliamentary elections. In the coronavirus disaster, they have seen that for the Iranian rulers the election was more important than controlling the outbreak. They saw how easily the regime downed the Ukrainian Passenger plane, and how the regime’s snipers shoot at protesters from rooftops.
General Gholamreza Jalali, the head of the regime’s passive defense organization, expressed grave concern about the danger of a popular uprising in Iran and said — “Beyond external threats, there are internal threats, such as riots, revolutions, coups, famines that threatens and destroys the security and stability of regimes and decomposes them.
“In addition to the Coronavirus crisis, previous events, including the November protests in Iran could further the insurgency process,” he added.
Now, following the decision of Khamenei to appoint Pasdar Baqeri to establish a health and treatment protocol, the Revolutionary Guards have established martial law fear of the uprising of Iranian people. Meanwhile, reports indicate that In addition to the hoarding of medical and health supplies, the IRGC amassed the supplies sent to Iran by WHO and other countries in warehouses and special IRGC hospitals, and sent the supplies to Syria and Iraq to assist its proxy forces. In addition, some of the supplies are sold in the black market.
Therefore, Nowruz, the beginning of spring and nature’s transition, marks the beginning of social change in Iran. It is inevitable; the hardship and suffering of the Iranian people is a price that must be paid for Nowruz (spring) of freedom.
No matter the cost, is worth it because it has an impact on the whole region and world.
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