Char Shnabe Souri Festival in Iran

Festival of Fire (Chaharshanbe Suri) is held The Last Wednesday of a year (marks the arival spring). Fire and light hoped for health and happiness through the coming year. This is the ancient festival of Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikestan and Turkey and date goes back at least 1700 BCE.

Iranians celebrate an old tradition called “Chahar Shanbeh Suri”. It falls on the last Tuesday evening of every Persian calendar year. Iranians come out with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy this occasion. Chahar Shanbeh Suri or ” Festival of Fire” is a prelude to Nowruz which marks the arrival of the spring season.

Chahar Shanbeh Suri celebration usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets and jumping over them. Some believe jumping over bonfires is a way of taking away negative energy, sickness, and problems and in turn getting fulfillment, warmth, and energy. Chahar Shanbeh Suri serves as a cultural festival for many Iranians.

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  1. Maddage Perera
    Maddage Perera says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    Assaalamu Alaikum

    We are registered Entity with the ministry of Culture in Sri Lanka and being a provider of tertiary education, and also as a Non Profit Organization, we enjoy the support of the Tourism ministry too. We have the support of the Sri Lankan Parliament. We are a Folk groups Ensemble from an Academy in Sri Lanka .our Academy is the leading and oldest in Sri Lanka.We were appointed during the reign of the ancient kings and were declared as the Royal Palace musicians & Dancers. we are now in our 8th generation. We would love to participate at your festivals. kindly send us your application forms and your terms and conditions.Expecting your favourable reply and hope to see you at the Festival.Please visit our website and Facebook to see our past performances and pictures.
    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely


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