Happy Persian New Year! I’m in San Francisco visiting my family to celebrate! The Persian New Year always comes at the spring equinox and we decorate a traditional table with a collection of things that represent the holiday.
Here’s what these items represent,
Wheat and lentil sprouts = rebirth
Dried fruit of an oleaster tree = love
Garlic = medicine
Apple = health and beauty
Sumac berries = color of sunrise
Coins = wealth
Sweet wheat pudding = affluence
Lit candles = enlightenment and happiness
Mirror = cleanliness and honesty
Decorated eggs = fertility
Bowl of water with goldfish = life within life
Hyacinth = plant life
This is so cool! Beautiful picture and beautiful table!