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Christmas Celebrated by Iranians Around the World

Christmas Celebrated by Iranians Around the World

Growing up in Iran and as a child, Christmas was a far away festivity of the West for us. We only saw pictures or movies of 'baba noel' بابا نوئل (Santa Clause) on his dazzling slay on the snow. We knew that he would bring gifts to the children and places them under...

Yalda and Christmas Similarities

Yalda and Christmas Similarities

The beautiful celebration of Yalda night شب یلدا in Iran, curiously happens around the same time as Christmas.  Could there be a correlation between the two festivities? Some historians believe that Christmas actually derives from the ancient and pagan Persian...