Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

In the evening of Sunday, January 29, Iranian Zoroastrians celebrated the ancient festival of Sadeh in Bodaq Abad garden, Kerman, southern Iran.

Sadeh is one of the most ancient Iranian celebrations known in the country which dates back to the first Iranian Empire about 500 BC. The Zoroastrians, followers of the ancient Iranian religion, celebrate Sadeh 50 days before Nowruz (March 20-21) in late January.

Here you can see IRNA’s photos of this celebration:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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