Nowruz: Persian New Year + Customs

Nowruz is the traditional Persian festival of spring which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of the spring. The name comes from Avestan meaning “new day/daylight”. Nowruz is celebrated March 20/21 each year, at … Read More


Chaharshanbe Suri: A Fire-jumping Festival

Iranians celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri. It is a fire jumping festival celebrated by Iranians around the world. On the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian solar year, known as Chaharshanbe Suri or the Persian Festival of Fire, special customs … Read More