Painting eggs at Nowrouz

Painting eggs at Nowruz

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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