JUMP OVER THE BONFIRE AT THE BERKLEY PERSIAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL!
Berkeley, CA – Jump over a bonfire for “Chahr-Shanbeh Souri” on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Persian Center, 2029 Durant Avenue in Berkeley from 6-10pm to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring.
A Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times, the Persian New Year Festival, called Chahar-Shanbeh Souri, literally means ‘Eve of Wednesday” because the fire festival is held on the last Tuesday of winter, just before the Vernal Equinox or first moment of spring.
Berkley's Persian New Year Festival
2000 Block of Durant Ave., Berkeley, 94704
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6 pm to 10 pm