Stefan Schultz (Austrian Ambassador to Iran) congratulated Yalda and “Zayesh Mehr”.
According to the ILNA correspondent, as the last day of autumn and Yalda night approach, which is the longest night of the year, and after the beginning of winter, many people congratulate each other on Yalda, which is one of the oldest Iranian holidays. The festival celebrates the longest night of the year, followed by longer days in the Northern Hemisphere, which coincides with the winter solstice.
Stefan Schultz (Austrian Ambassador to Iran) He also congratulated Yalda on his Instagram page.
He wrote in a text: May the “birth of love” bring you peace, happiness, blessings and blessings! Happy Yalda to you
Therefore, according to the report, Yalda is the time between sunset on the 30th of Azar (the last day of autumn) and sunrise on the 1st of December (the first day of winter). On Yalda night, Iranian families usually prepare and serve a sumptuous dinner as well as a variety of fruits, most commonly watermelon and pomegranate. After serving snacks, reading Shahnameh, telling stories to other family members, as well as fortune-telling with Hafez’s court are common.
Of course, this year, due to the spread of the Corona virus and the application of traffic restrictions, it is recommended that we spend Yalda night not far away, but in our own homes and away from relatives.