Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda)

The last day of Autumn marks one of the most important long-celebrated holidays in Iran. Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda) or what some people refer to it, “Shab-e Chelleh” is an ancient Iranian festival where the longest and darkest night of the year is celebrated by everyone. Yalda night is celebrated on the night of December [...]
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Chahar Shanbeh Soori (Persian fire festival)

The eve of the last Tuesday of Iranian calendar is considered as Chahar Shanbeh Soori or Festival of Fire. People in all parts of Iran celebrate this festival with light and fire. As a result, you can see bonfires being lit up in almost all the public places. People in Iran celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Soori [...]
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