"Jashan-e Sadeh (Festival of Sadeh) (2)" Iran Local Custom Tip by Behi
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Jashan-e Sadeh (Festival of Sadeh) is a festivity to honor of domination of Human on fire & to defeat the forces of darkness, frost & cold.
Sade meaning 100 & refers to remaining 50 days & 50 nights to Norouz -1st day of spring (Mar 21)- & 100th day of winter acoording ancient calender.
Sade celebrate on 10th Bahman (Jan 29) by Zoroastrians society.
Nowadays people gather in Zoroastrians places specially in Yazd, Kerman, Karaj & Tehran.
Feast starts with a Mobed (Zoroastrian Priest) pray & chief of society & then music & Dances on evening.
after sunset, The Mobed read some verses from Avesta & another Mobed light up 6 Barsam (torch) in 6 girls hands by holy fire from fire Temple & then takes fire to light up a stack of thorns with sound of Sorna (musical instrument).
& then with Mobeds pary, light up the stack of thorns & people gather around fire & sing.
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