Saturday, August 8, 2009

Nowruz (Iranian new year)

Nowruz just like "Eid-Ul-Fitr" for Iranian, They cheerfully celebrate it. It occurs on March 21. The Iranian people set a beautiful "Haft Sin" table at this time, can't forget it, such a wonderful scene.
They decorate the haft sin table with seven items:

  • Apples -----symbolizing beauty and health
  • Vinegar -----symbolizing age and patience
  • Garlic -----symbolizing medicine
  • Mirror -----symbolizing cleanness and honesty
  • Candles -----enlightenment and happiness
  • Coins -----representative of wealth
  • Wheat -----symbolizing rebirth

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Rizwana Sharif