...or is it Newruz? (Kurds) Or is it Nevruz?
However you choose to spell it or say it, many people around the world will be celebrating the spring equinox this week. The Persian New Year is celebrated much like other holidays; food and good tidings.
According to an article from NPR, seven is a lucky number within this tradition. Listed below are the seven lucky "S's" to represent keys symbols for Nowruz.
Seeb (apple), representing beauty
Seer (garlic), representing good health
Serkeh (vinegar), representing patience
Sonbol (hyacinth), representing spring
Samanu (sweet pudding), representing fertility
Sabzeh (sprouts), representing rebirth
Sekeh (coins), representing prosperity