​​​Nowruz نوروز‎‎  "New Day" is the name of the Iranian New Year also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide for over 3,000 years in Iran, Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin and the Balkans. as the beginning of the New Year. Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Haft-Seen هفت‌سین‎‎  "the seven seen's" is a tabletop (sofreh) or arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at Nowruz, the Iranian new year. The haft-seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter Seen (س) in the Persian alphabet.

​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 Persian olive – 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

Additional items:

A holy book, usually Qur'an or Avesta
Divan-e Hafez, a Persian poetry book
Mirror, represents creation
Goldfish in a bowl represents life and the end of astral year-picas[further explanation needed]
Painted eggs
Coins as a symbol of wealth
Hyacinth flower