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A festival like Lohri is celebrated not only in India but also in Iran! Know about this special festival

Lohri 2024: The festival of Lohri is celebrated every year in the month of January in the northern region of India. Lohri festival holds special significance for Punjabis. But do you know that a similar festival like Lohri is celebrated in Iran also. So let us know about this special festival…

Lohri 2023: Lohri is the first festival of the year. Immediately after Lohri, the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India. Let us tell you that festivals across the country begin with the festival of Lohri. Apart from Punjab, this festival dedicated to fire is celebrated in Himachal, Haryana and Delhi. However, there is maximum enthusiasm on the occasion of this festival in the state of Punjab. Lohri here is also very special.

Perhaps you will be surprised to know that a similar festival like Lohri is celebrated in Iran too. In Iran too, dry fruits are offered by lighting a fire at night. But here the name of this festival is Chahar-Shambe Suri. It looks exactly like Lohri.

Chahar-Shambe Suri is special

Iranian Parsi people celebrate the festival named Chahar-Shambe Suri. It should be noted that in Iran this festival is celebrated on the last Tuesday of the year, during which at night people light a fire in front of their houses and jump over it. Not only this, Iranian people also sing a song while putting dry fruits in the fire - 'O Aatish-e-Muqaddas! Zardi-e-man aj tu surkhi-e-tu aj man.' It means – O holy fire! You take away our dull yellowness and fill us with your vibrant redness.

fire is sacred

Actually, the name of the festival celebrated in Iran and India is undoubtedly different. In fact, the Indian festival Lohri and the festival Chahar-Shambe Suri celebrated in Iran are both celebrated with great pomp to welcome the new season. The purpose of celebrating this festival is to wish to be filled with the energy of fire. However, there are different traditions of celebrating it in both the places.

Although Iran is an Islamic country, the society here has not broken ties with its past culture. The people here consider fire to be the most supreme and revered. Well, in Iran also a festival dedicated to fire is celebrated.

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