Nowruz Bayrami

Nowruz Bayrami or the Zoroastrians New Year is now a public holiday in word. The Nowruz table is decorated with sweets, candles, dried fruits and colored eggs. In some places the table is filled with food items starting with the letter "S", such as sib (Apple), sabzi (Vegetable), serkeh (Vinegar), sir (Garlic), sumakh (Sumac), sekkeh (Coin) and saat (watch). A bowl of goldfish is placed in the centre of the table, as it is believed that the fish will turn north as the clock strikes New Year.