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Photos: Chaharshanbeh-Suri in Horand, Iran's East Azerbaijan Province

Photos by Ali Hamde Haghdoost, Mehr News Agency - People in the town of Horand, a town in Iran's East Azerbaijan province near Ahar, and the nearby villages, have added their own flavor to the Chaharshanbeh-Suri tradition. This includes special activities outdoor, games played by the men, etc.

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Chaharshanbeh-Suri (festival of the last Wednesday) is an old tradition of Iranians practiced every last Tuesday night of Iranian calendar year. Iranian nation celebrate this evening by making fire and jumping over it, just a few days before the arrival of the Persian New Year Norouz (March 21). This tradition has been registered on Iran's intangible heritage list. The historical documents indicate that people hold a ceremony on this day to ward off all the misfortunes and bad omens, hoping that their wishes will come true.




Information about Norouz and events across the globe
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    New Year, Norouz 1389 - 2010 Times

Articles on Norouz:
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    Norouz : Persian New Year
    Norouz, the (Iranians) New Year and the Haft-Sin Symbolism

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