One of the most important things to do in Iran is to check out calendar for annual festival. Festival of Fire (Chaharshanbe Suri) is held The Last Wednesday of each year. Fire and light hoped for health and happiness through the coming year. This is the ancient festival of Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey and date goes back at least 1700 BC. Iranians celebrate an old tradition called "Chaharshanbe Suri". It falls on the last Tuesday evening of every Persian calendar year. Iranians come out with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy this occasion. Chaharshanbe Suri or "Festival of Fire" is a prelude to Nowruz which marks the arrival of the spring season. Chaharshanbe Suri festival usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets and jumping over them. Some believe jumping over bonfires is a way of taking away negative energy, sickness, and problems and getting warmth and energy. Chaharshanbe Suri is a cultural festival for many Iranians. Chaharshanbe Suri includes a custom similar to trick-or-treating that is called 'Qashoq zani', translated as "spoon-banging". Here, you see people wearing special clothes to cover up their faces and going door-to-door to hit spoons against plates or bowls and ask for nuts. Today only the name remains of many of these customs. Instead, various kinds of firecrackers have become part of the celebration. Unfortunately, every year some people are hurt and hospitalized by the fireworks. Chaharshanbe Suri however, remains one of the most important and joyous national festival for Iranians around the world.
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