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Chaharshanbeh Souri

Dozens arrested during annual festivities in Mashhad

The Mashhad police chief says 60 arrests were made on Tuesday March 18 during Chaharshanbeh Souri events. The Iranian tradition of Chaharshanbeh Souri is to light bonfires on the last Wednesday evening of the year and jump over the fires as well as set off firecrackers. » read more

Sweden embraces Chaharshanbeh Souri in a big way

Sweden’s National Theatre in collaboration with a number of Iranian associations in Sweden is planning the sixth annual Chaharshanbeh Souri celebration in the heart of Stockholm. » read more

Fire festival draws resistance from clergy

A number of Iranian clerical leaders have called for the elimination of the ancient fire festival of Chaharshanbeh Souri on the grounds that it is a “superstitious ritual” and could pose great harm to youth. » read more

Conflicting reports on number of Iranian detainees

Iranian security officials have issued contradictory statements regarding people detained at Chaharshanbeh Souri, the fire festival celebrated last night in Iran. » read more