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Winter Solstice!

Shabeh Yalda & Korsi
8 years ago

Shabeh Yalda & Korsi

Last year I wrote a post highlighting the type of Ajil, Persian Trail mix, enjoyed on Shabeh Yalda also known as Winter Solstice.  Shabeh Yalda either falls on the 21st or 22nd of December and it is regarded as the longest night of the year.  Winter Solstice celebrates the transition of fall into winter. It is not surprising that Iranians celebrate this transitional time in nature as many of the cultural Persian celebrations coincide with the change of seasons. Read More

Shabeh Yalda & Ajil ~ Winter Solstice & Persian Trail Mix
9 years ago

Shabeh Yalda & Ajil ~ Winter Solstice & Persian Trail Mix

I have fond memories of the winters in Tehran.  Each of the four seasons were beautiful in Tehran for me, but the falling of the leaves in autumn was …
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