Happy first day of winter!
Yaldā is a Persian tradition celebrated on the eve the Winter Solstice also known as Shab-e-Yalda which translates to the night of Yalda. This night signifies the longest night of the year. Yalda is celebrated on the eve of the winter solstice which is December 21. There are many traditions tied in with Yalda - including eating pomegranate, watermelon, fruits and nuts, and reading poems of Hafiz and much more!
I found this site to give the perfect description of Yalda.
I wanted to share a few snaps from my family's Yalda celebrations. As you can see many of the Yalda traditions revolve around food - which I LOVE! I made my special pomegranate cheesecake to mark the occasion! I will share the recipe on the blog this week - it's super easy and oh so delicious!
Hope everyone has a lovely Yalda and enjoy all the delicious pomegranate!