Nowruz: 24th Annual Fire Festival

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1306 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Canada

The 24th Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri) hosted by The Iranian-Canadian Congress of Canada takes place at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park.

There will be live music, fire jumping, Persian food and dance performances.

The Fire Festival is based on a tradition that commences on the last Wednesday of the Persian calendar known as Chaharshanbe Suri, where a bonfire is created commemorating the coming spring equinox (Persian New Year). Participants leap over the flames hoping to attain happiness and enlightenment throughout the coming year.

 

Image: Mohammad Reza Gholami

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