Painting Eggs at Nowrouz (PHOTOS)

As Nowrouz, the Persian New Year, comes each year, families across Iran create Haft-Sin displays in their homes with special symbolic objects. One of the most striking additions is a selection of decorated eggs, often painted by children. These represent femininity, birth and new life, and add a splash of colour to the traditional Haft-Sin […]

As Nowrouz, the Persian New Year, comes each year, families across Iran create Haft-Sin displays in their homes with special symbolic objects. One of the most striking additions is a selection of decorated eggs, often painted by children. These represent femininity, birth and new life, and add a splash of colour to the traditional Haft-Sin table.

The following photos show a Nowrouz egg-painting event, run by a selection of children’s charities.

 

 

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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