Nowruz added to Vancouver’s calendar
Vancouver City Council has included Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in its calendar to recognize the spiritual heritage of its Iranian and other dual nationality residents who celebrate the first day of spring.
Iran’s largest “korsi” is unveiled
Iran’s largest “korsi” has been unveiled in Meshguin Shahr, northeastern Iran, on the winter solstice, aka as Yalda in Iran, as a symbol of warmth and togetherness. It measures a whopping 100sqm.
Yalda winter solstice celebrations outside Iran
Yalda was celebrated last night across Iran and by Iranians living abroad, also joined in by all those who are interested in the Iranian culture.
Yalda winter solstice – An ancient Iranian celebration
Yalda is one of Iran’s oldest celebrations that takes place on the longest night of the year – the last night of autumn. The celebration is rooted in Mithraism.