Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The festival of the last Wednesday

chaarshanbeh soori

Tonight is "chaar-shanbeh soori" (the Fire Festival)!! Chaar-shanbeh soori falls on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian year.

The plan is to pick up Ouna on our way from work and then the three of us will head to North Vancouver where we will shop for "Haft Seen". Then we'll meet with V and M for a yummy Kabob dinner. After dinner, the plan is to drive to Ambleside park, West Vancouver - where tons of Iranians will gather to sing, dance, and hop over fires to celebrate the last Wednesday of the year!! Wanna know more about it? Why don't you join us if you live in/near, Vancouver?

* "chaar-shanbeh" means "Wednesday" in Farsi and "soori" is an ancient word in farsi for "party" (There are some similarities between the Persian fire festival and Halloween)


Blogger dokhtare aftab said...

enjoy yourself, i am not sure if i can go this year :)

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Inna said...

hehe!I live in Toronto,and last night my friend made me hope over fire!that was fun!:)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Sooski said...

Nice, Inna!! Did u make a wish as well?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Inna said...

Hi Sooski:)hehe:)Ur pic is so cute!:)

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Inna said...

BY the Way! No I did not make a wish:(,nobody told me!:(

11:59 AM  
Blogger Sooski said...

Next year, Inna! :)

5:34 PM  

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