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Photos: Zoroastrians Celebrate Sadeh Festival in Kerman

Photos by Hamid Sadeghi, Mehr News Agency

Sadeh festival was celebrated by the Iranian Zoroastrians in Kerman on Monday night. Sadeh is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before Persian New Year Norouz.

Sadeh in Persian means "hundred" and refers to one hundred days and nights past the end of summer (or the beginning of long-winter known to start at the end of summer in ancient Iran). Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Iran. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.

Kerman, Iran

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