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Iranian religious establishment calls for ban on traditional Chaharshanbe Soori fire festival

Friday, 11 January 2013

Tehran’s temporary Friday prayer leader, Imam Ayatollah Mukhdi Karmani, called on the Majlis to combat the implications and effects of the Chaharshanbe Soori events (fire-lighting festivities in the Zoroastrian tradition that take place in the streets of Iran on the last Wednesday of the Persian year and are very popular). He called these events “pagan” festivals that must be eradicated.

 
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  • Published: 5 days ago on Friday, 11 January 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: January 10, 2013 @ 11:15 pm
  • Filed Under: Domestic
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    • http://www.entekhab.ir/fa/news/91053

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