Festival of Fire (Chahar Shanbeh Soori)
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 up in almost all the public places. People in Iran celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Soori with fire with the hope of achieving happiness and enlightenment throughout the upcoming year
ChaharShanbe Suri or Festival of Fire is one of the most important festivals in Iran, that’s the last Wednesday of year in Iranian calendar. Iranian people celebrating various events and festivals all year. Some of them have historic backgrounds that tracked in to before Islam. But some of them consist of religious.
Celebration of Chahar Shanbeh Soori
People in every parts of Iran celebrating this festival with light and fire. In night of last Wednesday of year, you can see bonfires being up in almost all the public places. They celebrate this night with fire and hope of achieving happiness throughout the New Year.
First of all, lets understanding about how the festival of fire originated. In the historical information, the Chahar Shanbe Soori dates back to 1,700BC. During this time, people who lived in this country celebrating the festival of Hamaspathmae daya. They were celebrated throughout the last five days of their year with the objective spirits of dead ancestors. It is now changed to as Farvardigan festival in Noruz. However, it was replaced by festival of fire and after years, several cultural and new aspects were added to it. By a budget tour in Iran you can be in this festival.
This festival is a warm welcome to New Year and Noroz will end with festival of Sizdah Be-dar in 13th of farvardin Iranian first month. They celebrating this festival in nature.
Today name of that festival remains of many of these customs. Instead today many kinds of firecrackers have become part of the celebrating this festival in Iran.
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