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  • December 1, 2010 at 15:14
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    This picture backs to a tradition Iranian feast. it named “Nowrooz”. means NEW DAY.
    Nowrooz is the first day of new year. in this day Iranian hold feast and bring goldfish, Coins, mirror, and …. in their home and they make a table.
    every item on the table is a sign or symbol of great things.
    a bowl of water with goldfish (life within life, and the sign of Pisces which the sun is leaving)
    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
    s?r – garlic – symbolizing medicine
    s?b – apples – symbolizing beauty and health
    somaq – sumac berries – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
    serkeh – vinegar – symbolizing age and patience.
    Sekkeh – Coins – representative of wealth
    a mirror (symbolizing cleanness and honesty)
    decorated eggs, sometimes one for each member of the family (fertility)

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