Celebrating Yalda Night

Here comes the longest night of the year, Shabe Yalda, once again and nobody knows better than us Iranians how to celebrate and enjoy this night. Wherever you are and whomever you are with, hope you have a great long night of stories, jokes, laughter, poetry, and eating lots of "ajeel" and "anaar". And if you are by yourself on this long night, no worries, we will not leave you alone just turn Radio Javan on and we will be sure to put some music to cheer you up.

As a tradition I would like to write a piece of poem from the great Hafez that I read as this year’s "faal"... Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of Shiva Jalali.