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Chaharshanbe Suri Fire Celebration NYC 2018

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you - Hafiz of Shiraz

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! Free. 

To join the organizing committee please contact: Aresh at 917-518-9987

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

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

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). 

Some practicalities: The fire is high in the beginning, and low near the end, so you get to choose how high you wanna jump!

Iranians believe that certain days are especially good for divination. During the Chaharshanbe Suri, divination, especially by listening to the conversations of the passers-by and interpreting that which is heard (fālgūsh) as a sign is quite common.

Earlier Event: December 21
Winter Solstice Celebration 2017