Last year, I stumbled on the Norooz (also spelled Nowrūz (Persian: نوروز, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], meaning “[The] New Day”) celebrations in Houston’s Discovery Green park completely by accident and ended up having a blast( see here/ ). This year I actually planned on going and it was just as good as last year, though as you can see, last year’s pictures were probably better. I just did not have the energy to go around as much this year since I spent the morning shooting a birthday party at a roller skate rink and was out of energy!
More information can be found at the wiki page here
It’s tradition for Persians to decorate an elaborate table with 7 traditional items that start with the letter “S” in Farsi. Each item has a symbolic meaning, but again, go to the wiki page for more accurate information than what I can give.