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Any 'Yalda' events in Bay Area - Persian celebration of Winter Solstice, longest night of year

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zippo Dec 21, 2013 10:13 AM

From what I've read, Yalda ( Persian 'Night of Birth') is marked on 12/20 or 12/21 to greet the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia and other countries celebrate the event. Traditional dinners feature pomegranate, watermelon, yogurt and other dishes.

Has anyone attended a previous dinner or know of an event going on tonight?

article from LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-adv-persian-winter-solstice-20131221,0,5632744.story#axzz2o8DjYLTE

Faz Restaurant in Sunnyvale had a traditional dinner last night :

http://events.kodoom.com/en/sunnyvale-ca/shabe-yalda-winter-festival-2013/68625/e/

more history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaldā