Wednesday Eve Soirée - چارشنبه سوری
What is this man doing?
- dodging a flame thrower;
- dancing in Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Swan Lake”;
- taking off with his rocket propelled back pack
- sacrificing himself by throwing his body on the fire to put it out and save all those people behind him;
- leaping over fire in an ancient pre-new years (nowrooz) purification rite.
Chaharshanbeh Suri Tweets
Some folks go all out:
The answer is (3).
Just kidding, it’s (5). And to be specific, it’s a picture of my Dad jumping over fire in a gardeshe elmi with students to see minAb Dam near Bandar abbAs 28 years ago (1365 ). yAdeshAn be xeyr. یادشان به خیر
سرخی تو از من زردی من از تو
Here’s more about this great tradition and more about Nowrooz via Fig and Quince.
And now, I must put on my flame retardant clothing, gather up the papers I want to burn, and hit the road. SiAvash et al, here we come!