Persian Gulf News of Iran: Halloween in Iran (Persia)

The tradition of Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. For the Persians, this celebration mimics their own Chahar Shanbeh Soori or the Persian Festival of Fire. It is celebrated by many people in Iran (Persia) every year and the purpose of the celebration is fun only.

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