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  CHAHAR SHANBEH SOORI (Last Tuesday night of the Persian calendar)  

The last Wednesday of the year is celebrated by the Iranian people with a special series of customs including lighting fires, jumping over fire, going to family parties, "Faal Goosh", "Ghaashogh Zani" etc. This celebration is called “Chahar Shanbeh Soori” (translation yields "Wednesday Party."). At the center of this traditional celebration is giving thanks for the fortune of having made it through another healthy year and to exchange any remaining paleness and evil with the life and warmth of the fire.
“Chahar Shanbeh Soori” is deeply rooted in Iranians' Zoroastrian past (Persian people's dominant religion prior to Islam). The part of this night especially popular with the youngsters is the bonfire. Every family gathers several piles of wood or brush to be lit shortly after the sunset. All family members line up and take turns jumping safely along (and over) the burning piles, singing to the fire: "Sorkheeyeh toe az man; zardeeyeh man az toe." This translates to: "Your redness (health) is mine; my paleness (pain) is yours."
In order to make wishes come true, it is customary to prepare special foods and distribute them on this night. Noodle Soup a filled Persian delight, and mixture of seven dried nuts and fruits, pistachios, roasted chic peas, almond, hazelnuts, figs, apricots, and raisins.
In Blacksburg, this event held like a picnic. People gather in Caldwell field camp ground and make fires, and jump over them while singing the traditional songs and eating "Ajil Moshkel Gosha" (Problem Solver pastries) and dancing around the fire. Last year this event enjoyed lots of attention in VT community, around 70 people attended this event.

Location: Caldwell Field
Price: Free
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