Saturday, December 20, 2008

Yalda night,The longest night in year.

The 13th century Iranian poet Sa'di wrote in his Bustan: "The true morning will not come, until the Yalda Night is gone". Following the Iranian calender reform of 1925, which pegged some seasonal events to specific days of the calendar, Yalda came to be celebrated on the night before and including the first day of the tenth month (Dey). Subject to seasonal drift, this day may sometimes fall a day before or a day after the actual Winter Solstice.

6 comments:

babooshka said...

That was really interesting and tray of food looks delicious.

Ann said...

some of those biscuits are shaped like Christmas trees. they all look good.

ganjali saberi said...

salam agha danial
khobi?
shabe yadaton mobarak
bah bah che akse zibaee!!!!
salam beresoon

Kris said...

Apologies for a cut and paste, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise. I’m not Santa, you know!

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs and all your soufflés rise accordingly.

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Delicious - have just made a batch.
I think that the fruits are so important to the body, I learned a lot of things in the post!!
Thanks for the recipe. Lovely.22dd