Iranian festivals and ceremonies

Iranian festivals and ceremonies

Nowruz (Iranian New Year)

Nowruz, a holiday of spring and renewal, also known as Persian New Year, is one of the most ancient celebrations in mankind’s history and has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years. It begins at the exact moment of the vernal equinox.

Iranian Festivals and Ceremonies

Yalda night (Shab-e Yalda)

Yalda night, a celebration of winter solstice also known as Shab-e Cheleh in Farsi is one of the most ancient and celebrated events in Iran.

Every year, on December 21st, the last night of autumn, Iranians celebrate the victory of light over darkness.

Chaharshanbe Suri

Chaharshanbe Suri or festival of fire is an ancient Persian festival held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year and it starts on Tuesday evening.

This fire jumping festival symbolizes good health, light, and purity.

Iranian Festivals and Ceremonies

Sizdah Bedar (Natur's Day)

Sizdah Bedar “ thirteen outdoors ”, also known as Nature’s day, is the 13th day and considered as the final day of the Persian New Year that marks the end of Nowruz festivals.

Leaving the house in the morning on this day is widespread throughout Iran.

Tasua and Ashura

Muharram the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Tasua and Ashura, the 9th and the 10th day of Muharram, are days of mourning in Shia Islam to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

Iranian Festivals and Ceremonies

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