2016 Shab e Yalda Celebration

Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 5:00-9:00 PM

Borna Cultural House | 1786 second Ave, Walnut Creek , CA 94597

Please join us for a fun evening on December 17th at the Borna Farsi School in Walnut Creek, to celebrate Shab e Yalda. It will be a fun night filled with kid’s games, poetry, food and music. We also welcome and appreciate any volunteers for Persian music or dance performance for this event. If interested please fill out the form below.

This will be a potluck party. Please click on the link below for volunteer signups and food contributions. Please see our list and let us know if you can contribute an item or volunteer to help with this celebration. Thanks in advance for all your help and participation!!

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anarAbout Yalda…

Yalda takes place on December 21, 2014. Yalda, Shab-e Yalda, “Night of Birth”, or Zayeshmehr, or Shab-e Chelleh is the Persian winter solstice celebration which has been popular since ancient times. Yalda is celebrated on the Northern Hemisphere’s longest night of the year, that is, on the eve of the Winter Solstice. Depending on the shift of the calendar, Yalda is celebrated on or around December 20 or 21 each year. Yalda has a history as long as the religion of Mithraism. The Mithraists believed that this night is the night of the birth of Mithra, Persian angel of light and truth. At the morning of the longest night of the year the Mithra was born. (With material from: Wikipedia)