Chinese ambassador to Tehran wishes Iranians a ‘Happy Yalda’ Night

Chinese ambassador to Tehran wishes Iranians a ‘Happy Yalda’ Night

The ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Iran, Chang Hua, wished Iranians a Happy Yalda Night.

“Happy Yalda night and may your life be full of happy situations,” the Chinese diplomat wrote in a message in Persian on his official Twitter page.

According to  Tasnim news agency, falling on December 21 this year, Yalda Night or Shab-e Yalda (Shab-e Chelleh) is a Persian winter event that is commemorated on the first night of winter or around December 20 or 21 each year.

Yalda celebrations is a social occasion when friends and family gather to eat, drink tea and read poetry (especially Hafiz) until after midnight.

Each member of the family makes a wish and randomly opens Hafez’s book of poems and recites the poem, which is believed to be an interpretation of the wish.

Fruits, particularly pomegranates and watermelons, and nuts are served in this night. The fruits…

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