Tomorrow night is the longest night of the year,

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Do you celebrate Yalda?

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  1. test84
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    Its called Shab-e-Chelleh, ?? ???? , its also called Yalda, and Persians celebrate it as the longest night and gather to their grand parent's house and eat and talk 'n stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalda

    What are you going to do? Do you celebrate it?
     
  2. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    I will very likely be eating dinner with my sons' grandparent, a happy coincidence.
    I'll make sure to let her know were havin' a Yalda!
     
  3. test84
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    Cool mother!
    read that Wikipedia entry for stuff that we eat, I'll try go out and take some pics for you guys.
     
  4. cfigueiredo

    cfigueiredo Newbie

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    Well, for us in the southern hemisphere it is certainly not the longest night of the year [​IMG]
    Perhaps it is the longest day [​IMG]
     
  5. Skye07

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    Probably not going to do anything special. Just another night [​IMG]
     
  6. Samutz

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    Never head of Yalda, not gonna celebrate it.
     
  7. xcalibur

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    spam the forum
     
  8. VVoltz

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    Really?, our longest night is called the Night of San Juan (don't ask me who is he, 'cause I don't know) and it is on June 21, we eat Hot Dogs that day, we used to set small fires but the Government prohibited it early 90s.
     
  9. Hooya

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    It's the longest night in the northern hemisphere, shortest night (longest day) in the southern hemisphere. It's the other way around on June 21.

    It's actually the historical reason why Christmas is on Dec 25. The Holy Roman Empire, in its attempt to convert the barbarians in the north (northern Europe, from Germany northward) took the winter solstice celebration and essentially overlaid the birth of Jesus onto that date (even though Jesus almost certainly was not born in December according to current research). That's why there are so crazy many pagan rituals still associated with Christmas (the lighting of a tree, for instance). The date is off by a few days probable due to a mis-calculation when the holiday appropriation occurred.

    I voted yes, only because the spirit of this holiday is part of my winter celebration, even though I am an Athiest (the Winter Solstice is, after all, a naturally occurring event worth celebration in that sense).
     
  10. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I don't think I'm going to celebrate or anything like that, just another usual night for me
     
  11. PeaCe

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    We celebrate it last Night [​IMG]
    WaterMelon [​IMG] YumMmii!!
     
  12. moozxy

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    Longest sleep of the year?
     
  13. betawind

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    I'm thinking booze and mmorpgs...yeah.
     
  14. BoneMonkey

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    going to play luminary till my eyes bleed im hooked on this game
     
  15. MVBDX

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    We celebrate it too, but we havent watermelon [​IMG]

    Wii R Together! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Nero

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    Never heard of it.. [​IMG]

    Can't really celebrate it.. My Grandparents are in a different country.

    I only have my Grandma left.. All my other Grandparents died. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  17. Verocity

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    I don't celebrate it..never heard of it.

    At first, I thought it said Yoda. [​IMG]
     
  18. lookout

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    I planned to stay up all night.....