Warmest wishes to my fellow Iranians and all others across the world who are gathering with loved ones tonight to celebrate #Yalda—the Winter Solstice. May our planet soon witness the beauty of peace and empathy—and less coercion and hypocrisy.
Iranian families enjoy family gatherings during the longest night of the year in an old trdition to welcome the «rebirth of the sun», (sun starting to reappear longer and longer). Pommegranate and watermelon are mainly served which carries important cultural symbolism. #Yalda
Happy #Yalda (winter solstice). An ancient occasion tocelebrate the birth of light and the end of dominance of darkness.
People stay wake all the night to be sure that the longest night of year ends and the sun rises again. The darkness will end, no matter how long it takes.
All of the Iranian people in my country will celebrate the longest night of the year with each other.
Unity help us to pass all of the darknesses.
Rich ancient Iranian culture is full of such these nice customs which keep our people closer. Travel to Iran and observe