Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:52

Chaharshanbeh Souri

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