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Farhang Foundation's 8th Annual Celebration of Shab-e Yalda-Shab-e Yalda


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Join us as we welcome the arrival of the winter solstice, an ancient Persian tradition.

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Farhang Foundation is proud to present the 8th Annual "Virtual" Celebration of SHAB-E YALDA. Join us as we welcome the arrival of the winter solstice, an ancient Persian tradition dating back thousands of years. The evening program will feature Ferdowsi's Shahnameh storytelling by the world's first female Iranian epic storyteller GORDAFARID, as well as HAFEZ readings and storytelling by Haleh Mahboubi Gabbay, and a very special musical performance by renowned musician Shahin Shahida.

بنیاد فرهنگ با افتخار هشتمین جشن سالانه مجازی شب یلدا را تقدیم می کند. با ما همراه باشید تا جشن فرا رسیدن فصل زمستان، که یک سنت باستانی ایرانی با قدمت هزاران سال است را جشن بگیریم. این برنامه شامل داستانی از شاهنامه فردوسی توسط اولین زن نقال ایرانی، گردآفرید، به همراه داستان سرایی و حافظ خوانی توسط هاله محبوبی گبای، و اجرای موسیقی بسیار ویژه توسط شاهین شهیدا، هنرمند نامی می باشد. این برنامه رایگان و به زبان فارسی است

(This event is conducted in Persian)

Event Details
Event Starts 12/20/2020 - 6:00 pm
Event Ends 12/20/2020
Individual Price Free
Location Online

About Yalda Night:

Yalda Night (Persian: shab-e yalda) or Chelleh Night (Persian: shab-e chelle) is an Iranian Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice festival celebrated on the "longest and darkest night of the year." According to the calendar, this corresponds to the night of December 20/21 in the Gregorian calendar, and to the night between the last day of the ninth month (Azar) and the first day of the tenth month (Dey) of the Iranian civil calendar. (read more)


About Farhang Foundation

Farhang Foundation is a nonreligious, nonpolitical and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz (Iranian New Year), Shabe-Yalda, Mehregan, theater and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more information visit 

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