The Persian New Year, known as Nowruz, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar.
"The typical meal for the family is [fried] white fish and rice," said Hoss Zadeh, owner of Sabzee Mediterranean Market on Ventura Boulevard in Encino.
A traditional Persian New Year celebration table displays seven items beginning with the letter "S," Zadeh said. In ancient times, the seven items corresponded to one of the seven creations and the seven holy immortals protecting them, according to the Iran Chamber Society.
In the video, Zadeh explains some of the items that can be placed on the celebration table.