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Chahar Shanbeh Suri

Last Wednesday of the year (Chahar Shanbeh Suri) : On the eve of last Wednesday of the year, literally the eve of Red Wednesday or the eve of celebration, bonfires are lit in public places with the help of fire and light, it is hoped for enlightenment and happiness throughout the coming year. People leap over the flames, shouting

Give me your beautiful red color And take back my sickly pallor

Chahar Shanbeh Suri - Last Wednesday of Persian Year Chahar Shanbeh Suri - Last Wednesday of Persian Year Chahar Shanbeh Suri - Last Wednesday of Persian Year

With the help of fire and light symbols of good, we hope to see our way through this unlucky night - the end of the year- to the arrival of springs longer days. Traditionally, it is believed that the living were visited by the spirits of their ancestors on the last day of the year. Many people specially children, wrap themselves in shrouds symbolically reenacting the visits. By the light of the bonfire, they run through the streets banging on pots and pans with spoons called Gashog-Zani to beat out the last unlucky Wednesday of the year, while they knock on doors to ask for treats. Indeed, Halloween is a Celtic variation of this night

In order to make wishes come true, it is customary to prepare special foods and distribute them on this night. Noodle Soup a filled Persian delight, and mixture of seven dried nuts and fruits, pistachios, roasted chic peas, almond, hazelnuts, figs, apricots, and raisins

Fal-Gush

This is another ritual in which someone makes a wish and stands at the corner of an intersection , or on a terrace or behind a wall. That person will know his fortune when he overhears conversation of a passerby

A ceremonial table called Sofreh-e Haft Seen (cloth of seven dishes), name of each dish beginning with the Persian letter Sinn
Persian New Year Table Spread HaftSeen HaftSin Table A Classic Portrait of Persian Family at their HaftSin Sofreh

SeezDeh BeDar Sizdeh Thirteen and Sizdeh Bedar is the process of getting over with or passing over the thirteenth day of the New Year