The Festival of "Yalda"


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , Holidays by Region , Solstices, Summer and Winter , Iran

Description:
Brief information about the celebration of the winter solstice in Iran with the festival of Shab-e yalda, "which refers to the birthday or rebirth of the sun." This site presents a brief history, and description of the traditions of the Yalda festival, including bonfires, holiday foods, and prayers. Includes a list of similarities with the celebration of Christmas. From a website by two Iranian writers.

Creator:
Kianush, K.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.artarena.force9.co.uk/yalda.htm


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