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Iran: Wednesday Feast with crackers and fireworks

This evening Iranians are celebrating ChaharShanbeh-Suri (the Wednesday Feast) in Tehran and other cities, with fireworks and crackers which are called ‘pomegranates’ informally. The eve of last Tuesday of the Iranian year is marked by special customs and rituals, most notably jumping over fire. Some Iranian users are expressing their objection with this huge new fireworks. Sahar, based in Tehran, tweets [fa]: Now there is too much noise of these crackers and pomegranates that if a war takes place outside, I can not notice it. Spidermard, based in Tehran, tweets [fa]: Cheers for MirHossein Mousavi that may think there is a revolution out there. A user based in Tehran has posted the sound heard in his balcony.

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