Nowruz (NO-ROOZ) is a Persian word that means “NEW DAY”. It is a centuries old non-religious celebration of the New Year. It starts every year on the first day of spring.
Part of the celebration is to create an alter. Items which are usually included are:
Wheat : Rebirth
Red Apple : Health
Garlic : Medicine
Vinegar : Patience
Sweet Pudding : Affluence
Dried Fruit: Love
Sumac Berries : Sunrise
These items are sometimes included as well:
Lit Candles : Enlightenment/Happiness
Decorated Eggs : Fertility
Bowl of Water with an Orange : Earth in Space
Rose Water: Magical Cleansing Powers
Bowl with a Goldfish : Transition of Pisces to Aries.
Hyacinth Flower : Spring
Coins : Prosperity/Wealth.