Chaharshanbe Suri

Poster Design for The 1st ECO International Visual Arts Festival with the theme of Iranian New Year.

Chaharshanbe Suri is a fire jumping festival, celebrated in Iran.
Literally, it means Wednesday Feast, from the word sur which means feast in Persian, or more plausibly, consider sur to be a variant of sorkh (red) and take it to refer either to the fire itself or to the ruddiness (sorkhi), meaning good health or ripeness, supposedly obtained by jumping over it, is an ancient Iranian festival dating back to at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era. Also called the Festival of Fire, it is a prelude to Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring. The word ChaharShanbeh mean Wednesday and Suri means red. Bonfires are lit to “keep the sun alive” until early morning.