AIAP Yalda Night Celebration

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111

This event is in the past.

(Admission is free for Students* and all AIAP members. No RSVP needed.)

AIAP’s December program will be held in two parts. First part of the program will be AIAP board members election. The names of the candidates will be announced along with their respective vote numbers. The winners will be announced at the meeting that night.

In the second part of the program we will have the performance of Sibarg Ensemble to celebrate the longest night of the year; an ancient Iranian celebration "Yalda". We will serve nuts and fruits (Ajeel and watermelon).

This event is free to AIAP members. As always admission fee for non-members is $10. If you become member before or at the meeting, your admission becomes free.

*Membership will be checked at the door.

*If you are an AIAP member and buying tickets for others who are not members, you should purchase the non-member ticket for them.

*Student referes to currently enrolled full time students with age restriction of under 30. ID required at door.

About Yalda

"The Syranic word "yalda," meaning "birth," has its origins in ancient Persia and has come to symbolize a tradition observed since a thousand years ago in any Iranian family.
Ancient Iranians believed that the dawning of each year is marked with the re-emergence or rebirth of the sun, an event which falls on the first day of the month of Dey in the Iranian calendar (December 17). On this day, the sun was salvaged from the claws of the devil, which is represented by darkness, and gradually spread its rays all over the world to symbolize the triumph of good over evil".

AIAP Election

There are three vacancies in the AIAP board of directors for period 2018-2019. All AIAP members are allowed to vote. They will receive an Election Package including a Ballot sheet by mail prior to election. Please be advised that you need to bring the Ballot to the meeting to cast your vote. No extra ballot will be provided in the meeting this year.

A list of candidates as well as their bios are available at here.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner and Networking 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: AIAP Election for Board of Directors
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Yalda Celebration, Including Poetry Reciting, Fale Hafez, Sibarg Performance


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