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Christmas 2020 in Iran
As December draws near, all Christians around the world get lost in the middle of joyous crowds in the streets tinted with green, gold, and red. Festivity flows in the stores, and everybody gets excited about Christmas tree embellishments and beautiful gifts, both Christians and non-Christians. At the same time, Iranians are thrilled to celebrate such festivity cheerfully. Although Christians have made up less than 1% of the population of Iran, young boys and girls enjoy this event. Therefore, it is a startling idea to follow their company into those neighborhoods that smell like Christmas from mid-December to mid-January.
Christmas in Iran has its own little story said in exuberant streets of Armenian neighborhoods and the ever-green pine trees in the glimmering white of winter waiting to be sold to the people who are going to design them for Christmas Eve. However, this exceeding alacrity swirls only in bigger cities of Iran and more tangibly in Tehran. Keep company with the most hospitable Iranians and experience the incredibly strange excitement within the society whose dominant religion is Islam.
Here are some of the topics we cover about Christian in Iran in this blog:
1. The Christian Community in Iran
2. How are the streets of Tehran like during Christmas?
3. How’s Christmas in other cities of Iran?
4. How is Christmas time in Iran?
5. Santa Claus and his Gifts
6. Iranian celebrate Christmas (in Tehran): how do they celebrate Christmas in Iran?
7. Christmas 2020/2019 in Iran
8. Christmas Video: An Armenian Perspective
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Spending the Christmas season in Iran can be an unforgettable experience. It’s terrific to look at people rejoicing all for the event that is celebrated only by the Christian minority of this country. So, if you’re about to celebrate this Christmas in a different way and among different people with different cultures, Iran is, of course, an excellent choice. Christmas is officially recognized in Iran according to the rules of Catholicism, and therefore, December 25th (5th of Dey) is celebrated as Christmas 2020.
However, 99% percent of Christians in Iran are Armenians who honor this day by January 6th, 2021 (17th of Dey, 1400), and that’s when you can feel the joy and delight in the Armenian Sarkis Cathedral of Villa Street in Tehran or the Amazing Vank Cathedral of Isfahan.