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Winter Solstice

December 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Tokioka Room, 319 Moore Hall

Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, which is the last night of fall (December 20/21, depending on the year) is celebrated and referred to as Shab-e Yalda/Shab-e Chelleh in Iranian culture. This celebration has been one of the most significant Iranian celebrations since the time of ancient Iran.

Yalda Night is typically celebrated in form of a social gathering to eat/drink and read Persian poetry, particularly poems by the great Iranian poet Hafez.


Event Sponsor
College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Ladan Hamedani, 808-956-3552, hamedani@hawaii.edu, Winter Solstice (PDF)

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