Tag Archives: New year’s rituals


Iranian New Year Tradition (Haft-sin)

Name: Haft-sin (هفت‌سین) Main Piece Me: So, I know people in Iran celebrate their New Year next month. Informant: Yeah, Nowruz. It’s in March, but I’m not sure what day it’s on because it’s always different I think. Me: Is there anything you guys do on that day? Or any particular dish that is traditional… Continue Reading »

Nowruz Celebrations in Lebanon

RA: “Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, and it’s a different time every spring. I was young when we left Iran, so I don’t really remember celebrating Nowruz there. We also never went back there during the spring, so the timing never worked out after we moved. When we lived in the UK, we couldn’t… Continue Reading »

Apples & Honey on Rosh Hashanah

Main Piece: Informant: You have supposed to dip a slice of apple in some honey and eat it. It’s supposed to guarantee that you have a sweet year. Interviewer: Do you remember when you learned about this? Informant: It’s always been in my life. It’s not specific to our family, It’s a Jewish thing. Remember… Continue Reading »

Colombian New Year’s Rituals

Collected from mother and daughter Marlly Hernandez and Patty Moso during a Virgin Saturday brunch with an easter egg hunt for the kids. There is a whole subset of rituals that are supposed to occur on New Years in Colombia if you want some particular outcomes. I gathered these from my Aunt Marlly and my… Continue Reading »