Country Kitchen owner Matt Delaram stands in front of a Haft Seen

Country Kitchen owner Matt Delaram stands in front of a Haft Seen

Princeton celebrates Norooz

Princeton holds a Persian New Year's celebration, with traditional food and customs.



Country Kitchen owner Matt Delaram put on a celebration of Norooz (Persian New Year) on March 21, complete with traditional food and customs.

Residents got to see a haft-seen, a traditional table setting for Norooz. The haft-seen table includes seven specific items, all starting with the letter seen (س) in the Persian alphabet.

Wheat, barley and lentil sprouts on the table symbolize rebirth, while sweet pudding indicates affluence. Dried oleaster fruit is a symbol of love, and vinegar signifies old-age and patience.

Delaram also served Persian food, including ghormeh sabzi on rice.