Shahrivargan celebration is one of the ancient celebrations of Iran, which is celebrated for Shahriari and good guard. Iran Royal Holidays will explain all the Iranian celebrations and you can experience these celebrations with us.
Shahrivargan celebration is one of the most beautiful Iranian celebrations which is in the group of twelve celebrations of ancient Iran. Ancient Iranian culture is full of celebrations that were held with the aim of worshiping people to give thanks to the countless blessings of Ahuramazda as a group. The celebration of Amrdadegan, the celebration of Tirgan, the celebration of Ab Pashunak, etc. are just a few examples of the celebrations of ancient Iran that we have talked about in detail. Another of the twelve most historical celebrations of ancient Iran is the celebration of Shahrivargan, which is held on the 4th of Shahrivar and has an interesting background. In this article, we intend to introduce more Shahrivargan celebration and its mythical background, so stay tuned.
History of Shahrivargan celebration:
In addition to the name of each month, the calendar of ancient Iran included the name of the day. Thus, each month begins with the name of Ahuramazda and continues with his close angels to reach the other angels. In this way, when the name of the day and the name of the month became one, the people celebrated that day. The fourth day of each month was known as Shahrivar and on the 4th of September every year, the Shahrivargan celebration is held. But where did the name Shahrivargan come from? The word Shahrivar is derived from the word Khashtarviriyya, which means desirable, ideal and willful Shahriari. Khashtawiriyya is one of the close angels and is known on earth as a symbol of virtue who helped the poor, as a symbol of heavenly power and has called for greatness and glory. According to Abu Rihan al-Biruni in his book Al-Baqiyah, Fereshteh Shahrivar was a client for the precious metals and jewels of the world and helped them to remain in the world. For this reason, on the day of Shahrivargan, people went to the king and celebrated and rejoiced while congratulating him.
Throughout history, the celebration of Shahrivargan has been held by the people, especially the Iranians of central Iran and the Persians of India. Today, this celebration is also an excuse to honor Darab and Sarkhrman farmers:
The question has probably come to your mind who Darab is? Darab is a mythical kingdom mentioned in the Shahnameh, and even according to some historians, Darab Shahnameh and Cyrus the Great are both the same and attribute this day to the birth of Cyrus, although this approach has not been confirmed by many archaeologists and historians. A group of thinkers acknowledge that in ancient times no one sought to record the date of birth and death of people, and everyone believed that if a person has done a great job in one day of life, it is worthwhile to record that day in his name. So it is possible that there is a trace of a valuable work behind the history of Shahrivargan celebration!
Farmers’ Pride Celebration
In ancient times, agriculture and land fertility played an important role, and every year in late summer, farmers harvested their summer crops and prepared the ground for autumn planting. The farmers rejoiced in thanksgiving and thanksgiving to Ahuramazda on the feast day of Shahrivargan, and asked God to plant fruitful crops in the coming crop year as well. It is interesting to know that the people of ancient Iran believed that if a person seeks to achieve a positive result, he should celebrate and rejoice. For this reason, happiness and celebration were very important for the people of that time and were considered an essential part of their lifestyle.
Currently, September 25 is known and celebrated as Shahrivargan celebration day. One of the customs of Shahrivargan celebration is lighting a fire. People stood up at night during the fire, rejoicing beside it, and praying to God for all His blessings. In most of the houses, a detailed party was held and the guests were served with a variety of delicious food. Due to the passage of several centuries, the twelve Iranian celebrations were gradually forgotten and unfortunately only a small number of old families in the central cities of Iran, including Yazd, Kerman and Isfahan, celebrate Shahrivargan.
Now we are on the day of Shahrivargan celebration of the year 99, if you have any information or opinion about participating in this ceremony, be sure to share it with us in the comments section. Congratulations on the eve of Shahrivargan celebration. In the following, you will see photos from the Shahregan celebration of previous years, which was organized by the Zoroastrians of Tehran: