Yalda is a very important night in Persian Calender. The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry.
During this night we will offer (for purchase of every two Entree)
Free Dessert, Sweet nuts, and Watermelon
Yalda takes place on December 21, 2014. Yalda, Shab-e Yalda, "Night of Birth", or Zayeshmehr, or Shab-e Chelleh is the Persian winter solstice celebration which has been popular since ancient times. Yalda is celebrated on the Northern Hemisphere's longest night of the year, that is, on the eve of the Winter Solstice. Depending on the shift of the calendar, Yalda is celebrated on or around December 20 or 21 each year. Yalda has a history as long as the religion of Mithraism. The Mithraists believed that this night is the night of the birth of Mithra, Persian angel of light and truth. At the morning of the longest night of the year the Mithra was born. Following the Persian calendar reform of 1925, which pegged some seasonal events to specific days of the calendar, Yalda came to be celebrated on the night before and including the first day of the tenth month. Subject to seasonal drift, this day may sometimes fall a day before or a day after the actual Winter Solstice.