Pomegranate celebration

Pomegranate trees with their bacciferous fruits have had ancient history in Iran. These trees were planted in temples in the era of Zoroastrianism. People use to burn the woods of this tree in order to get hidden devils out of their houses. They actually pasteurized their houses by doing so.
Pomegranate has special position in traditional medicine and great people like Ebn Sina and Abu Reyhan Birooni have written a lot about its advantages. These beautiful pomegranate seeds are so useful for heart to stay healthy, they cure stomachache, delay senescence, and keeps you safe from cancer and Alzheimer.
If you drink a glass of pomegranate every day, you have done your body a great favor. This fruit have also traces in literature, and so many great literary men have utilized it in their works. Even normal people used to use it in their daily proverbs. They have analogized their shy red faces to the color of pomegranate. A heart filled with grief is also compared to a broken pomegranate.
Harvest celebrations are held in Iran just like any other places in the world. In pomegranate celebration farmers play traditional local music while they are picking pomegranate. Children wear colorful beautiful clothes, youngsters play local games and farmers represent their crops that are harvested.
People celebrate this occasion in several parts of Iran the most outstanding of which is in Saveh. After you pass an hour and a half driving in Tehran-Saveh highway, you will see pomegranate gardens in Saveh no matter which way you have selected to enter this city. Saveh has old traditions with pomegranate to the extent that this city is called “the city of red ruby”.
In the beginning of fall and in the eighth of Aban, this celebration is held for five days in Saveh. In this ceremony farmers and visitors take part and represent their crops. They thank their God for what he has granted them by dancing locally. Pomegranate plays an important role in Iranian traditions like Yalda night in which people gather around Iranian spreads with their families. Pomegranate reminds us of those warm days with families.

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