The Iranian Student Association at Missouri S&T will host a Yalda Night celebration this December.
The celebration will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in St. Pat’s Ballroom B in the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The event will feature a variety of traditional Persian dishes, and readings of Persian poetry.
Yalda Night, also known as Shab-e Yalda, is a festival that marks the longest night of the year. Often observed on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21, it celebrates the victory of light over darkness as symbolized by the days getting longer after the solstice. Traditionally, families and friends gather to spend the longest night together with food, drink and poetry, especially the works of the Persian poet Hafez.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for faculty, staff and other guests, with free entry for children under the age of 5. For more information or to register to attend, please visit https://forms.office.com/r/zqALgPxs17.
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