Persian Language in the Department of Religious Studies at UCSB celebrates the ancient Nowruz.
A traditional table of Nowruz (/haft sin/هفت سین) is exhibited.
Nowruz is: Spring Festival (Northward equinox) of Persian Origin celebrated for more than 3000 years & beginning of Persian New Year
/haft-sin/ (هفت سین) ‘the 7 Ss’ is a traditional table setting of Nowruz with 7 items beginning with /s/
Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people in Iran, Iraq, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan, & the Kurd people in Georgia, Syria, & Turkey