“Shab e YALDA” CELEBRATION 2017

Tickets: https://www.tikkl.com/payvand/c/yalda-2017

Magic, Musics, Dance and Entertainment

 The Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC)/Payvand with support from the City of Cupertino, is proud to present the Longest night (Winter Solstice) and the”Shab e Yalda” on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cupertino Community Hall, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the evening. 

The program features the Story of Conference of the Birds” by 12th century’s Persian poet, and theoretician of Sufism,  Farīd ud-Dīn Aṭṭār. This collection portrays today’s leadership challenges in the world.

Synopsis: “The Conference of the Birds” is a poem that describes the nature of the divine and its relationship with worldly existence. The poem uses the journey of a group of birds in search of their king led by an old guiding bird as a metaphor for a master leading his pupils toward enlightenment.

The Story will be presented in the form of magical story telling, Persian dances, music and artistic performances:

Link to:  Entertainment and program 

The Yalda,” or “Shab-e Yalda,” or “Zayeshmehr,” or “Shab-e Chelleh” is the Persian Winter Solstice celebration, which has been celebrated for more than 3000 years. Yalda is celebrated on the Northern Hemispheres longest night of the year, which is the eve of Winter Solstice. Depending on the shift of the calendar, Yalda is celebrated on or around December 20th or 21st  each year. Yalda is the night of the birth of Mithra, a Persian angel of light and truth. Subject to seasonal drift, this day may sometimes fall on a day before or after the actual Winter Solstice. The festival of “YALDA” is celebrated by many groups of people in the Middle East, and Central and South Asia, but particularly by Persians or various Iranian peoples.

Date: December 21, 2017

Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave. Cupertino, 95014

Tel: 408-906-9237

Invitation City of Cupertino | 

Posters: Small(8.5×11) – English  JPG  , PDF| Large (11X17) – English JPG , PDF

Very Unique YALDA Table Setting & Flowers

Special “Yalda” Persian Food Buffet