Yalda Night Celebration: Iranian People Hold Get-Together Despite Coronavirus Situation — President Hassan Rouhani Blames Citizens
Iranian families meet on Shab-E-Yalda [Yalda Night] every year to mark the “longest and darkest night of the year” (Winter Solstice). This festival corresponds to the night of December 20-21, according to the Gregorian calendar. Yalda Night is a time for Iranians to forget their struggles and everyday dilemmas and meet their older members of the family. However President Hassan Rouhani is not happy about mass get-together.