Trick or treat (Qashoq-zani) in Shiraz
Chaharshanbe Suri or festival of fire is an ancient Persian festival held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year and it starts on Tuesday evening. It symbolizes good health, light, and purity. It’s a fire jumping festival, full of customs and rituals and it marks the arrival of spring and Nowruz. Chaharshanbe means Wednesday in Farsi and Suri means both Red and Celebration. Before the festival starts, people gather brushwood and making bonfires in various open areas. At sunset, after making bonfires, they jump over the fire flames and sing.