Yalda night and Islam Great Prophet and Gesus Christ Glorification Ceremony Held

Yalda night and Islam Great Prophet and Gesus Christ Glorification Ceremony Held At UT Dehkhoda Institute and International Center for Persian Studies Like the few past years, a ceremony was held for Yalda night, the Iranian well-known cultural event, accompanied by glorification of Islam great Prophet, Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) and Jesus Christ (PBUH), Christianity great prophet, in Afshar Hall, on Dec 20, 2015. The ceremony was for foriegn Persian Language and literature students of ICPS. Different parts of the ceremony included: reading some part of the Holy Quran, listening to the Islamic republic of Iran national emblem, watching video clips related to Jesus Christ birth and some scenes of Majidi’s movie, on Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), live Iranian traditional music performance, speech competition between Persian students. In the Ceremony, many professors of the Great Persian Lexicon compiling section, Dehkhoda Institue and ICPS faculty members and Persian instructors took part, including Dr Rasul Shayesteh, Dr Hasan Anvari, Dr Gholam-Reza Sotudeh. Dr Pegah Khadish gave a speech on Yalda and Iranian believes and Prof. Anvari read a sonnet by Hafiz. In the end, Students visited an exhibition of Iranian art products, especially Iranian traditional handcrafts, outside the hall