Location:Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-7770)
This event is in the past.
We have a special program with ethnic Persian music to celebrate the longest night of the year; an ancient Iranian celebration "Yalda". We will serve nuts and fruits.
This event is free to AIAP members. As always admission fee for non-members is $10. If you become memebr 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.
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Yalda celebration with ethnic Persian music, poetry reciting, Fale Hafez, and AIAP board election
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".