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The ancient ritual known as Sadeh festival was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, January 30, at the Iranian city of Kerman’s Zoroastrian fire temple. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony was held with a limited population and with prayers and hymns by Zoroastrian priests.
In many Zoroastrian-majority villages of Iran, including those in Roodbar, Qazvin, Gilan, Kurdistan, and Isfahan, people celebrate the arrival of autumn and its mythical fruit with festivities such as the pomegranate harvest celebration.
Thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries are flocking to the ancient fire temple of Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak in central Iran for an annual pilgrimage.
Millions of Iranians paid tribute to the architect of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini on Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of his passing.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed condolences on the demise anniversary of the ancient Iranian Prophet Zoroaster.
Mehregan or Mehr is one of the most glorious Iranian festivals annually held from October 8 to 14. It is the biggest Iranian festival after the Persian New Year or Nowruz.
A Zoroastrian cleric from the city of Yazd says the Iranian followers of Prophet Zoroaster highly respect the third Shiite Imam, Hussein Ibn Ali, because of his historic defence of the oppressed and the truth.
A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.
Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress, expressing hope the meeting could help spread the message of divine religions the world badly needs.
Each year from June 14–18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries flock to an ancient fire temple at Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak village in central Iran.
An Iranian lawmaker representing religious minorities in the parliament has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran.
Iranian ancient citadel Takht-e Soleyman (Throne of Solomon), known to be a Zoroastrian fire temple, manifests Persian glorious civilization.