20 Dec 2006, 10:21pm
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Shabeh Yalda Parties (Winter Solstice)


Tomorrow night is Shabeh Yalda (Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year), and the Persian Arts Festival is throwing a party in NYC. The DJ, Rok, is a friend of a friend and has pretty much every danceable Persian song every recorded, so this should be a lot of fun. There are also parties in Toronto on Friday night, at Berkeley’s Persian Center on Thursday, and a calendar of other events here.

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[...] Another year, another Shabeh Yalda… that’s right, kids, it’s time to bust out the pomegranate and halva and celebrate the longest night of the year. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, the IRNA has a good write-up and there’s also the Wikipedia page. [...]

 

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