Yalda Night


Celebrating the arrival of winter

Farsi Show with Hengame Abassi focuses on the people in our community who make a difference across cultures. On this episode Hengame discusses Yalda and the mythical birth of Mehr or Mithra. Yalda is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran, which marks the longest night of the year. Iranians around the world celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun, and the victory of light over darkness annually on December 21. Hengame explains the significance of the celebration, while sharing it’s impact on the Amercan-Iranian community.