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Photos: Colored Egg Festival at Tehran’s Water-Fire Park

Colored-Egg-Festival-at-Tehran-Water-Fire-Park-iPainted Eggs – symbolizing Humans and Fertility – is one of the Nowruz seven “Haft Chin” items which still decorate today’s “Haft Sin” tables – a major traditional table setting of Nowruz.

The “Haft Chin” items are:

Mirror – symbolizing Sky
Apple – symbolizing Earth
Candles – symbolizing Fire
Golab – rose water symbolizing Water
Sabzeh – wheat, or barley sprouts symbolizing Plants
Goldfish – symbolizing Animals
Painted Eggs – symbolizing Humans and Fertility

The Haft Sin items are:

sabzeh – wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish – symbolizing rebirth
samanu – a sweet pudding made from wheat germ – symbolizing affluence
senjed – the dried fruit of the oleaster tree – symbolizing love
sir – garlic – symbolizing medicine
sib – apples – symbolizing beauty and health
somaq – sumac berries – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
serkeh – vinegar – symbolizing age and patience.

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