Nowruz marks the beginning of the spring and the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar, which is on Sunday Mar 20th, Protected content 5:30:12 a.m.
Nowruz (meaning "New Day") is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by Iranians, Afghans, Tajiks, Kurds, Azeris and others, as the beginning of the New Year. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western Asia.
Haft-Seen is a tabletop arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at Nowruz. The haft-seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter seen (س) in the Persian alphabet.
The Haft-Seen items are:
- Sabzeh (سبزه) - wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth
- Samanu (سمنو) - sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence
- Senjed (سنجد) - dried oleaster Wild Olive fruit - symbolizing love
- Seer (سیر) - garlic - symbolizing the medicine and health.
- Seeb (سیب) - apple - symbolizing beauty.
- Somāq (سماق) - sumac fruit - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise.
- Serkeh (سرکه) - vinegar - symbolizing old-age and patience