Tehran festival to mark Yalda, Christmas bonds

December 17, 2018

TEHRAN – Yalda - the longest night of the year - and Christmas, as deeply-rooted-in-time celebrations, share common, cultural or historical links, which are set to be highlighted during a festival on December 20. 

Yalda Night falls on December 21. It’s a time for pleasant family reunions that entails laughter, merriment and good cheer.

Organized by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the festival aims to put the spotlight on cultural scenes that the two feasts have in common in order to promote peace and friendship across the globe, Mehr reported.

Time closeness between the Yalda Night and Christmas which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ offers a good opportunity that by the means of cultural tools think of global peace and unity, the report said.

The festival will be held at the Sa’dabad Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran.

AFM/MQ/MG

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