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10 Glowing Photos From Iran’s Fire-Jumping Festival

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This week, Iran celebrates Chaharshanbe Souri — also known as the Festival of Fire

The ancient holiday has been celebrated since the Zoroastrian era, and perhaps even earlier. All over the country, participants celebrate by jumping over bonfires and fireworks as a symbolic purification for the oncoming spring and Persian New Year.

The jubilant festivities take place on the last Tuesday of the solar year, and light up the night, casting a beautiful glow on revelers. We gathered up a few infectiously joyful photos from the event.

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