Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tonight at La Plaza Cultural: Jump over fire

[Photo from last year by Ryan John Lee]

Here are details via the EVG inbox...

9th Annual Zoroastrian Fire Jumping Event
Tuesday, March 13 (Rain/Snow date: Wednesday, March 14), 6:30 p.m.
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, SW corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street

Jumping over fire is a symbolic gesture to start a fresh new year. This tradition is celebrated for ringing in the Persian New Year and has been celebrated since at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era.

There will be music, dancing and snacks; wear your best fireproof pants. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra will also be playing. Invite your friends to this winter to spring fire extravaganza.

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