4shanbe soori (Persian Fire Feast)
Dear Persian lovers,
Let's celebrate the last Teusday of Persian year together by jumping over the fire in order to leave all bad omen and unluckiness of the past year behind.
The origin of the festival dates back to at least Protected content , during the early Zoroastrian era.
Much of the symbolism of the act of jumping over fire is linked to astrological connotations associated with the sign of Pisces (Esfand), related to the subconscious mind, hidden resources, hidden problems, and social responsibility. The human has to face his ultimate fears, and he does so by jumping over fire. Wednesday is chosen because of its ancient association with the fourth day of Mercury, and Mercury being the messenger of Gods.
The festival is also coincided with festivals celebrating the creation of fire and humans.
First, we're jumping over the fire while standing next to fire with the Kebab sandwich in one hand and bottle of beer in another. Later, around 9:30pm we're heading to dance floor inside the building. So be prepared for Iranian dance, and if the smell of smoke annoys you, bring an extra outfit;)
Happy 4shanbe soori
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