Persians have a rich culture with many great feasts based on natural occasions that have been mixed up with happiness and joy. According to Iranian tradition, the day of Sepandarmazgan was held in the Great Persian Empire in the 20th century BC. Sepandarmazgan is the celebration day of Love, Friendship and Earth in ancient Persian culture. Sepandarmaz is Earth Guardian Goddess and it is the symbol of humbleness, it means modest toward the entire creation. In the feast of Sepandarmazgan, Earth was worshiped and women venerated. On this day, Women and girls sat on the throne and men and boys had to obey them and bring them presents and gifts. In this way, men were reminded to acclaim and respect women. This celebration, which is much older than Valentine's Day, is on the 5th of Esfand in the Zoroastrian calendar, and in the new Iranian calendar is on 29th Bahman or 18th February.
|Sepandarmazgan: Persian Day of Love|