Iranians celebrate fire jumping ceremony in Tehran
Iranians celebrate fire jumping ceremony in Tehran
Iranian Mehrdad and Hooman play with fire during a ceremony celebrating the 'Wednesday Fire' or Chaharshanbeh Soori of the Iranian calendar year in Qazvin province, 91 Miles (165 Km) west of Tehran, Iran on March 18, 2008. 'Wednesday Fire' is an ancient Zoroastrian ritual held on the last Wednesday eve of the Iranian year prior to Nowrouz, which starts March 21. Iranians have been massing dried bushes to set on fire and firecrackers for the celebrations which date back thousands of years to Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient Persia. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
OTR:
IRN20080318103
Date:
March 18, 2008
Object Name:
FIRE JUMPING CEREMONY
Keywords:
NEWS
Category:
International News
Supplemental Codes:
Entertainment/Arts/Culture, Religion




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