Why Iranian Celebrating Chaharshanbe Suri?

Chaharshanbe Suri is a traditional Iranian festival that is celebrated on the last Wednesday of the Persian calendar year, known as “Shabe Chelleh.” The festival marks the end of the year and the start of the new one.

The name “Chaharshanbe Suri” literally means “Wednesday Feast” and is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the end of the cold winter season. It is a time for people to come together and celebrate with friends and family.

The main tradition of Chaharshanbe Suri is the lighting of bonfires in the streets. People gather around the bonfires and jump over them while shouting “Sorkhie to az man, zardi az to” which translates to “My redness is from you, your paleness is from me.” This is a symbol of giving away one’s paleness, sickness and problems to the fire, and taking warmth and energy from the fire.

Additionally, people also light fireworks and throw colored powder on each other to celebrate the festival. It is a time of joy and happiness, and people dress in traditional costumes and sing and dance to traditional music.

Another important tradition of Chaharshanbe Suri is the making of a special sweet called “Ajil-e Moshkel Gosha.” It is a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, and sweets that is traditionally served during the festival.

Chaharshanbe Suri is a deeply ingrained part of Iranian culture and is celebrated by people of all ages and backgrounds. The festival is a symbol of the renewal of life and the coming of spring, and it is a time for people to come together and celebrate the end of the old year and the start of a new one.

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