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Chaharshanbe Suri Fire Jumping Celebration NYC 2018

  • El Jardin del Paraiso 311 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom, and light! - Hafiz of Shiraz

UPDATE please read important:

Exciting news: for the first time in NYC history, More Gardens is about o receive permission from city administration (Parks & FDNY) to approve a Chaharshanbeh Suri. 
We are asking people to donate at the below ticket link as we are going for this for the long haul!!! This is a free event for all and we are only asking for donations that make your heart happy :)
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Description:
Join us for a transformational fire jumping night, in a Lower East Side community garden celebrating the Festival of Fire to usher in the spring! 

Amir Vahab Ensemble will be performing
Fire performance by Cinder Petrichor

Contact: Aresh at aresh@moregardens.org 917-518-9987

Food is a potluck, so please bring traditional food and refreshments to share. Please Email me aresh@moregardens.org or call 917-518-9987 if you are bringing any food or like to help.

Those wanting to jump over the fire:
You must wear sturdy pants to easily jump in such as jeans.
There will also be a waiver form to sign for all participants.

Your generous donation brings this wondrous tradition alive. Please give wholeheartedly on the "Ticket" link.

Below information is from last year and it is to be confirmed:
Location: El Jardin del Paraiso Community garden, Entrance at 311 East 4th Street (btw Avenues C & D)
Time: 6pm till 9pm
There will be fire, the music of Amir Vahab Ensemble (to be confirmed) 


More Insights:

Châhârshanbe Suri (Persian: چهارشنبه ‌سوری) is a fire jumping festival celebrated by Iranian and Iranic peoples in Iran and across the world. The event takes place on the eve of the last Tuesday Night, March 17th (Wednesday Eve) to usher Nowruz New Year, celebrated on the Vernal Equinox.

Literally, the eve of 'Red Wednesday' or the eve of celebration, bonfires are lit in public places with the help of fire and light, enlightenment and happiness throughout the coming year are called in. People leap over the flames, shouting: Sorkhi-ye to az man; Zardi-ye man az to (Give me your beautiful red color; And take back my unhealthy pallor). 

Earlier Event: December 21
Winter Solstice Celebration 2017