Jan 31, 2019, 12:21 AM
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Spokesman marks Iranian Sadeh celebration

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi in a message marked the Iranian “Sadeh Celebration”.

According to IRNA, Qasemi's message read, 'Alongside all Iranians and Persians of the world, we celebrate the January 30th on the occasion of the ancient “Sadeh Celebration”. Sadeh has long been one of the oldest and ritual celebrations of Iranians corresponding to Nowruz and Mehregan.

Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year's Day, also known as the Persian New Year.

Mehregān is a Zoroastrian and Persian festival celebrated to honor the yazata Mithra, which is responsible for friendship, affection and love.

The message says, 'This celebration is still in the corner of Iran is an excuse for the gathering and the light and the celebration. The ritual of the Sadeh which fortunately has been registered nationally is now considered a well-known Iranian heritage in the world.

The spokesman concluded in his message, 'I express my congratulation on the occasion of Sadeh, celebration of cooperation and solidarity of the benevolent Iranian people of all ethnic groups and religions to all the beloved Iranians, especially the Zoroastrian compatriots throughout the world.'

Sadeh is a mid-winter celebration observed by Zoroastrians. It includes preparing a large bonfire and is therefore also known as Adur-Jashan (Feast of fire). The bonfire is to drive back the winter in defiance of Ahriman (satan). It is a deeply religious festival.

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