|Water Festival, Iran|
Considering the importance of this cosmic phenomenon and the intense summer heat people used to celebrate this day as the Festival of summer or the Festival of Water which was called Tirgan. On the day of Tirgan festival the people used to gather by the rivers and enjoy the cool water by swimming or happily pouring water on each other and most importantly praising (shokr gozari) God for granting valuable natural gifts like the warm sunshine and the pure water. This fun festival which is also called “Ab Pashonak”, is still held in some cities of Iran like Arak and Mahalat and the Iranian Zoroastrians still do the rituals on this day.
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