Although many of Iran ‘s ancient traditions and feasts have been forgotten by now, the Yalda Night ritual has remained strong among Iranians. Yalda, which means “birth” in Persian, signifies the birth of Mitra’s ” the lord of the light” birthday. Iranians and many others celebrate this night on 21st December at the end of autumn which is the longest night of the year. Ancient Iranians believe that the day after Yalda’s night the sun rises and shines strong more and more, and the decline of darkness begins. The coincidence of the night of Christ with Yalda also tells another story, which makes this event thriving in especially Esfahan.
At Yalta night, people gather in the older member of families or relative’s houses and celebrate with foods, music and reading the Hafez poem book to enjoy being with each other more. Eating fruits, nuts, and dried fruits has an important role in this night, especially watermelon and pomegranate are so common and some people believe that these fruits keep them safe from winter cold and diseases. All of the members participate in the ceremony share their foods with others so you can see a very wide variety and volume of foods and fruits on the tables with nice design.
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Arrival in Dastgheib international airport and be welcomed by Iranmagictravel representative. Transfer to hotel, late check in and rest. A full day excursion to karim khani citadel, Vakil Complex (Bazaar, Mosque, and Bath) and Nasirolmolk Mosque. Ponder on the breathtaking tombs of Hafez. Relax and fresh your breath in Eram Garden. O/N Shiraz.
Drive to Yazd, en route visit Pasargadae, the site of the simple but imposing tomb of Cyrus the Great” the Founder of the Persian Empire”, Persepolis and Naghshe rostam. O/N Yazd.
Visit a must-see Complex, Amirchakhmagh, one of the most remarkable squares of Iran situated in the center of Yazd. It contains bazaar, mosque, Tekye (a place for holding religious rituals), bath and a watering place. ‘Water museum’ a visit to this museum will answer all the questions about ancient Persia water system. Take great pleasure in resting in the picturesque Dolat abad Garden. Also visit the Friday Mosque with the highest minarets in Iran . Then head to Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.
Enjoy visiting Chehelsotoon & Hashtbehesht palaces. Then, get amazed by the magnificence of Royal Square “the second great square in the world”, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace) and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the sheikh Lotfollah and the Shah – with glorious architecture and then a short walk in Qeisarieh Bazaar. O/N in Isfahan.
It’s time to visit the magnificent Friday Mosque which is considered as a museum of a thousand year of Persian religious architecture. Now, we will explore Jolfa Armenian quarter on foot and Vank cathedral, Finally, we won’t miss visiting local musical instruments in music museum. Transfer to the Shahid Beheshti airport and departure to home.