FESTIVALS. This article treats mainly religious or communal festivals and commemorations in Persia and Afghanistan. For specific festivals and secular celebrations, see under individual entries.

i. Zoroastrian.

ii. Manichean.

iii. Shiʿite.

iv. Yazidi and Ahl-e Ḥaqq.

v. Kurdish (Sunni).

vi. Bahai.

vii. Jewish.

viii. Armenian.

ix. Assyrian.

x. In Afghanistan.


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Originally Published: December 15, 1999

Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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