News ID: 254694
Published: 0217 GMT June 22, 2019

Iranian expatriates in Uruguay celebrate Yalda Night

Iranian expatriates in Uruguay celebrate Yalda Night

Iranian expatriates and Uruguayans interested in Iranian culture and history celebrated Yalda Night (the longest night of the year) in Montevideo, Uruguayan capital.

According to the Iranian Embassy in the South American country, in the ceremony that was held in a warm friendly atmosphere, beautiful video clips in Spanish language about Iranian traditions, especially Yalda Night were screened, IRNA reported.

Yalda Night is an Iranian festival celebrated on the 'longest and darkest night’ of the year.

Yalda is a winter solstice celebration, that is, in the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice. Yalda Night coincides with December 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and June 22 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Similar to Iran's Yalda, Chinese people hold Dōngzhì Festival on the occasion of winter solstice, where they stay up late at night.

Iran and Uruguay have had friendly ties since 117 years ago.

 

 

   
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