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Chaharshanbe Soori (The Festival of Fire)

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March 13, 2019 - March 20, 2019

The Festival of Fire is a remnant of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, where fire represents God‘s light or wisdom.

The Persian name of the festival consists of čahāršanbe, the name of "Wednesday" in the Iranian calendars, and SURI, most plausibly meaning "red" and referring either to fire or to ruddiness.On the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian solar year, known as Chaharshanbe Suri or the Persian Festival of Fire, special customs and rituals take place in which everyone particularly children eagerly participate. The term Chaharshanbe Suri is made of two words meaning Wednesday and celebrations/red respectively, where young and old gather around and jump over fires that stay burning all night. These bonfires symbolize kindness, friendship, and light.

Undoubtedly Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the most popular ways to welcome Nowruz.

Annual Event based on Persian Calendar, Last Wednesday before New Year Eve (One night between 13-20 March)


March 13, 2019
March 20, 2019
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Azadi Square


Iran, Islamic Republic of

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