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Friday, March 10, 2006

Persian Festival of Fires (Chaharshanbe Soori)

This year Chaharshanbe Soori (Persian Festival of Fires on March 14) will take place at two locations: in addition to the usual Sunnybrook Park, it will take place at Mel Lastman Sq. at 5100 Yonge Street (North York).

The program at Mel Lastman is completely different and is planned to have DJs, Music, Food and of course fireworks...

Update: Initially I thought the even is taking place at Mel Lastman only, but according to ShahreMa TV (Sun March 12) the even at Sunnybrook park is still on and like last year there will be buses to commute between the park and the free parking locations at Eglinton/Leslie. I'm actually glad, Mel Lastman is nice but Sunnybrook is old-fashioned and I really prefer to keep the jump-over-the-fire tradition... But nevertheless Mel Lastman sounds good too and it sponsored by more people...

Update2: I went to Mel Lastman Sq. They tried to do a good program but it just didn't feel like Chahar Shanbe Soori. I mean no jumping over the fire and even worse they even banned sparklers! I really hope next year we do it at Sunnybrook Park again or I'm done with Toronto!

Once again,
Time: March 14, 2006 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Mel Lastman Sq. (5100 Yonge St, North York)
Info: (416) 938-3373 and (416) 428-6024
More info (Farsi)

Also don't miss Under the Azure Dome, Persian New Year Celebrations (March 17-19) at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

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