Photos: Iranians celebrate Zoroastrian holiday

Zoroastrian Celebration Sadeh

Zoroastrian Celebration Sadeh

Sadeh is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before nowrouz (Persian New Year). Sadeh in Persian means “hundred” and refers to one hundred days and nights left to the beginning of the new year celebrated at the first day of spring on March 21 each year. 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.

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  1. Thanks for posting articles like this — it’s always fascinating to see people continuing ancient traditions.

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