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NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen
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March 19, 2017September 2, 2017

NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen

For over 3,000 years, Iranians plus over twenty observed ethnic groups from a diverse variety of societies have been celebrating this meaningful New Year’s celebration, happening right on the day of the vernal equinox. Marking the first day of spring, this New Year is in true attunement with the rhythm of life. That being said,...

THE RED HOT CELEBRATION OF CHAHARSHANBEH SOORI (Festival of Fire)
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March 14, 2017September 2, 2017

THE RED HOT CELEBRATION OF CHAHARSHANBEH SOORI (Festival of Fire)

Probably one of the more well-known of the Iranian celebrations by Westerners, aside from Nowruz, Chaharshanbe Soori is the unique celebration of unknown origins that leads up to the marking of the new year. This festival is celebrated in a few different ways today, all of which still include jumping over a huge fire! Iranians...

THE CELEBRATION OF SADEH
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January 29, 2017September 2, 2017

THE CELEBRATION OF SADEH

Marking the hundredth day since the passing of summer, this ancient Persian holiday celebrates the beginning of the long winter; honoring fire and defeating the darkness, frost and cold weather. The extravagantly grand festivity, Jashn-e Sadeh (also spelled Sadé) in Persian, was most elaborately celebrated in the times of ancient Persia. Old legends say that...