IBNA- A workshop of Persian language teaching was held in the Center for Persian Studies in the University of Belgrade on the occasion of Iranian Yalda Night on Saturday, December 21.
According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the event was attended by Iran's Cultural Attaché to Serbia Mahdi Shirazi, Persian language teacher Sa'eed Safari as well as Serbian university instructors and Persian language students.
The program began by showing a short film of Iranian cultural heritages and tourist sites and then safari described words and terms of Iranian rituals and Yalda Night.
The secretary of Department of Oriental Studies in Belgrade University Emma Malkovich admired the combination of workshop with a traditional Iranian celebration saying that they will never forget the words and other things learnt that night.
Yalda Night is an Iranian celebration on the "longest and darkest night of the year", Yalda is a winter solstice celebration, that is, in the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice. Calendrically, this corresponds to the night of December 20/21 in the Gregorian calendar.
The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry particularly from 'Divan of Hafez'.