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Pardis Mahdavi

Pardis Mahdavi is an author at Religion News Service.

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A Persian festival, Yalda, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, with pomegranates, poetry and sacred rituals

By Pardis Mahdavi — December 20, 2021
(The Conversation) — People stay up all night, telling stories and eating dried fruits, in addition to watermelon and pomegranate, to celebrate the sunrise soon after the longest night of the year.
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