Sadé festival (in Persian: (جشن سده)is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days (Jan 30th) before Nowruz (Iranian New year). Sadeh in Persian means “hundred” and refers to one hundred days and nights past the end of summer (or the beginning of long-winter known to start at the end of summer in ancient Iran). Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness.
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