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Sepandārmazgān: The Day of Love

February 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

Sepandārmazgān was a day when women rested and men had to bring them gifts.

Learn of the history and origins of Sepandārmazgān, the Persian festival of love, with Scholar Farima Berenji. This enchanting one hour program includes lecture on the origins of the Day of Love, ritual dances honoring Goddess Diana, Iranian Goddess of Love, and instructions for mixing an ancient Iranian “love” potion based on an ancient Iranian recipe.

Sepandārmazgān is dedicated to Spenta Armaiti also known as “Diana” the Persian Goddess of love, beauty, and desire. The day Diana was born, February 24th, is known as the “Spendarmad,” which means “Day of Love.” This day is the annual celebration to honor the female being and mother earth. According to Iranian scholar al-Biruni, it was a day where women rested and men had to bring them gifts. The observation of this ancient festival has been revived in modern Iran as a celebration day of love towards mothers and wives.

Listen as Farima explains what the festival represents and its legacy, as well as the mythological origins of the Goddess of Love. Learn of the ancient festival’s rituals and those customs that are celebrated today. Follow us online as we prepare a healthy “love” potion based on an ancient Iranian recipe.

Invite your sweetheart and join us for fun in a tribute to the Iranian day of love.

Register and contact us in advance and you will receive an ingredients list in order to prepare the ancient Iranian “love” potion as we do online.



February 19, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
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