Signs of Spring Brings Out Our Haftsin
Growing up, Persian culture was never spoken about or acknowledged throughout my education. Since my parents were immigrants they worked so hard to uphold our culture through language, food, and traditions.
In order to give any child a strong connection to their culture or other ones, from a young age experiencing and being exposed lays a deep foundation of appreciation/acceptance. To see a resource such as Little Persian come about now is so amazing. This is something that would have definitely made me so proud to see in my classroom.
Culture is a strong part of people's lives. It influences their views, their values, their humor, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. Exposing children to cultural diversity is important because our world consists of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups. When different cultures are introduced to children, they gain a level of understanding & perspective of others, which is needed in order to build relationships, facilitate collaboration, encourage cooperation, respect, appreciation in the future.
The Hands-On Haft-Sin™ is for Nowruz (New Year) which means New Day. It has everything you need including a guide. The authentic items represent the seven important symbols of life. Life-rebirth, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience, and beauty. Apple: beauty/health, garlic: health, vinegar: age/patience, coins: prosperity, sabzeh: rebirth/growth, hyacinth: spring, mirror: self-reflection, senjed: love, egg: life, sumac: sunrise, samanu: affluence, candle: enlightenment, and goldfish: represent life.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure delivery by Nowruz, US orders should be made by March 1. International orders should be made by February 20.