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The first day of spring(March 20) in Iran is called "Norouz", meaning 'The new day', and it is also the begining day of new year.People celeberate the new year for a 13 days period.

In this period,there is a tradition to decorate a table and name it 'Haft-sin' which means 'seven-S'.
In 'Haft-sin', they gather seven subjects which their first letter begins with 'S' letter in persia like:coins(Sekeh),sumach(Somagh),Garlic(Sir),apple(Sib), home-made barley grass (Sabzeh), etc, which each is indicator of a symbol;for example, apple is a symbol of health;coin is a symbol of wealth and etc.

Gold fish and painted eggs are also other components of 'haft-sin'.
Unfortunately, I didn't find a better photo of haft-sin which include all above.
Regards,
Nastaran

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