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Tehran preparing for Nowruz in Photos

Tehran is preparing for Persian New Year, artists coloring giant artificial eggs.

Iran’s capital of Tehran has been preparing for the Persian New Year, Nowruz, with artists coloring giant artificial eggs to decorate the city.

The process of decorating the eggs, which is one of the symbolic items used during the celebration of the New Year, took place in Daneshjoo Park.

The colored eggs are set to be installed at different areas across Tehran before the Persian New Year.

Nowruz, which means New Day, is the first day of the Persian calendar month of Farvardin and start of spring in Iran. The day falls on March 21 this year.

Iranians mark Nowruz by setting the Haft Seen, a table with seven symbolic items starting with the Persian /s/ sound, including Sabzeh (freshly grown greens), Samanu (a sweet pudding made from germinated wheat), Senjed (a dried fruit), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Somaq (sumac), and Serkeh (vinegar).

Decorated eggs are also among the items included in their Haft Seen.