Yalda night  Shabe Yalda ("Yalda night" Persian: Ŝabe Yaldā‎) is an Iranian festival celebrated on the "longest and darkest night of the year," The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems…

Yalda night Shabe Yalda ("Yalda night" Persian: Ŝabe Yaldā‎) is an Iranian festival celebrated on the "longest and darkest night of the year," The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems…

Shabe Yalda is an ancient Persian celebration that marks the longest night of the year and victory of sun over darkness

Shabe Yalda is an ancient Persian celebration that marks the longest night of the year and victory of sun over darkness

Turmeric & Saffron: Yalda Night (Winter Solstice) 2015 and Shami Haveej - Carrot Shami Kabab with Sweet & Sour Tomato Sauce

Turmeric & Saffron: Yalda Night (Winter Solstice) 2015 and Shami Haveej - Carrot Shami Kabab with Sweet & Sour Tomato Sauce

Turmeric & Saffron: Shab-e Yalda 2014: Baslogh Recipe to Celebrate the Persian Yalda Night

Turmeric & Saffron: Shab-e Yalda 2014: Baslogh Recipe to Celebrate the Persian Yalda Night

Turmeric and Saffron: Shab-e Yalda - The Longest Night of the Year (Winter Solstice) Persian Celebration 2012

Turmeric and Saffron: Shab-e Yalda - The Longest Night of the Year (Winter Solstice) Persian Celebration 2012

Yalda. Winter Solstice. It’s celebrated as longest night of the year around December 20 each year. It is the night of the birth of Mithra(Persian angel of light). Nonetheless, the obligatory serving of fresh fruit during mid-winter is reminiscent of the ancient customs of invoking the divinity to request protection of the winter. The Persian poet Sadi wrote "The true morning will not come, until the Yalda Night is gone".

Yalda. Winter Solstice. It’s celebrated as longest night of the year around December 20 each year. It is the night of the birth of Mithra(Persian angel of light). Nonetheless, the obligatory serving of fresh fruit during mid-winter is reminiscent of the ancient customs of invoking the divinity to request protection of the winter. The Persian poet Sadi wrote "The true morning will not come, until the Yalda Night is gone".

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