Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1 way to keep warm and get some exercise tonight

Fire jumping!

Some details...

8th Annual Chaharshanbe Sori (AKA the Persian/Zoroastrian fire-jumping holiday)
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 PM
La Plaza Cultural, southwest corner Ninth Street and Avenue C

What we will do: We will light small fires at sunset, then jump through the fire. It is customary to sing the phrase, "zardi-ye man az toh, sorkhi-ye toh az man" as you jump. Literal translation: my yellow is yours, your red is mine. This is a purification rite. Loosely translated, it means you want the fire to take your pallor, sickness, problems and winter blues and in turn give you health, warmth, and energy.

Organizers say that the event is still happening despite the sleet/whatever that is falling from the sky. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra will also be playing. Find more details at the Facebook Event page here. (And maybe check there closer to the time where you'd venture to La Plaza.)

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