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Christmas in Iran (Photos Included) -- Merry Christmas to every one on FR from your Iranian FRiend
various | 12/21/05 | Self

Posted on 12/20/2005 10:49:00 PM PST by Khashayar

People (both muslims and christians) are getting ready for a happy new year and Christmas!

Although we (Persians) have our own solar year delivery (Norouz) on march 21st every year, most people also celebrate Christmas though

Merry Christmas to every one from Iran


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
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1 posted on 12/20/2005 10:49:02 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: Khashayar

I read somewhere this morning about the ban on Western music. Seems like everyone is ignoring it.

Merry Christmas, BTW.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 10:55:14 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Khashayar

Amazing!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


3 posted on 12/20/2005 10:55:58 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: Khashayar

Cool! Thank you.

Some nice photos.

I find it hard to believe that they are actually from Iran. Certainly the mullahs aren't happy about this.

God Bless and Merry Christmas to you


4 posted on 12/20/2005 10:57:02 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: BunnySlippers

who cares about the Mullahs and their stupid decrees?

This is not stone age any more!


5 posted on 12/20/2005 10:57:04 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Thanks for the photos. It's a side of Iran I didn't know.


6 posted on 12/20/2005 10:58:35 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Khashayar

Great pictures. Happy New Year :)


7 posted on 12/20/2005 10:58:41 PM PST by Mordacious
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To: Khashayar

May God bless, and keep, all those Christians living in the realm of the moon god.


8 posted on 12/20/2005 10:59:09 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Khashayar; AmericanArchConservative; Former Dodger; Fred Nerks; USF; jan in Colorado; ...

Thanks Khashayar, come one come all, it's Christmas in Iran!

9 posted on 12/20/2005 11:00:19 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download - link on My Page)
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To: Khashayar

Wow, they buy the same Chinese crap that we do! I suppose that is why the decorations are all written in English?


10 posted on 12/20/2005 11:01:04 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: Khashayar

Thanks for the great photos. Merry Christmas to you, and when the time comes, Happy Norouz.


11 posted on 12/20/2005 11:02:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Khashayar

It's interesting to see how western those Santas look. It would seem that would be a no-no in today's climate.


12 posted on 12/20/2005 11:03:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Khashayar
Marvelous!

Merry Christmas!

13 posted on 12/20/2005 11:04:27 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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To: Khashayar

Wonder if Saudi Arabia allows this?


14 posted on 12/20/2005 11:04:55 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Khashayar; Fred Nerks; AmericanArchConservative

Wonderful pictures!


15 posted on 12/20/2005 11:05:46 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: ncountylee

no way!


16 posted on 12/20/2005 11:05:46 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Excellent! Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year, bless you!


17 posted on 12/20/2005 11:08:36 PM PST by Citizen Soldier
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To: Khashayar; LibreOuMort
Khashayar, how does one say "Merry Christmas" in Farsi? And how is it written? (I know a little of the alphabet.)
18 posted on 12/20/2005 11:10:24 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: nuconvert; parisa; NY Attitude; DoctorZIn; Valin; BlackVeil; Aussie Dasher; MadIvan; fanfan; ...

merry christmas!


19 posted on 12/20/2005 11:11:26 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar
Wow! I always enjoy your wonderful photos Khashayar. Thank you for sharing with us.

If you don't mind ... what is the second photo? It is stunning! Merry Christmas!

20 posted on 12/20/2005 11:11:57 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: ncountylee

Nooooooo. The last year I lived in Saudi, we planned on going to Tehran for Christmas. Of course, that was in 1979 and needless to say, we cancelled our plans.


21 posted on 12/20/2005 11:12:32 PM PST by jess35
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To: Khashayar

A very Merry Christmas to you as well Khashayar.

And may the New Year bring you and your family good health and much happiness.

Dr. John Zoidberg


22 posted on 12/20/2005 11:12:37 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Whats with the Marquis of Queensbury Rules bullsh*t, we fight for our very survival! Fight Dirty!)
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To: sionnsar
Christmas mobarak!

کريسمس مبارک

can you see the persian font?

23 posted on 12/20/2005 11:12:56 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Thanks!


24 posted on 12/20/2005 11:14:37 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Justanobody

The 2nd photo is Shahyad (in memory of the Shah) tower in west of Tehran and in the event of Christmas or holidays, it is lit up by the city hall!


25 posted on 12/20/2005 11:15:41 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: DoughtyOne
It's interesting to see how western those Santas look. It would seem that would be a no-no in today's climate.

Actually one of them looks different - Eastern? I was in Beijing one December 1st when every place suddenly broke out their Christmas trees (decorated in red & gold, of course) and Santa Clauses everywhere.

I was slightly amused when the wife of one of my hosts told him, after seeing me on TV, "He looks so nice, like... like... the Christmas Man!" (She should only see me now.)

26 posted on 12/20/2005 11:15:49 PM PST by sionnsar (Hey! Where'd my tagline go???)
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To: Fred Nerks
Thank you for the ping Fred!

What an awesome way to end my day!

27 posted on 12/20/2005 11:16:21 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Khashayar
(in memory of the Shah)

Oh, no wonder it is so beautiful. It must mean a great deal to you!

28 posted on 12/20/2005 11:18:37 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Khashayar; Fred Nerks

There's a Christmas in Iran? Learn something new everyday.


29 posted on 12/20/2005 11:19:22 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Khashayar

Remarkable. Astonishing, really.

Are these shops defying any sort of official edict by these displays? Or are the religious rules not so strictly enforced?


30 posted on 12/20/2005 11:19:59 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: sionnsar

Look at the bottom of the third from the last picture: Snoopies and Shrek Donkeys. I don't think Islam has much of a problem with Jesus per se, they just don't care for folks who think he is the Son of God.


31 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:13 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: Khashayar

God bless you, and prayers for freedom for the Iranian people.


32 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:34 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Tenure is the enemy of excellence.)
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To: Khashayar
Those are great pictures!

Merry Christmas from the boondocks of Florida.

Here are some photos of the 4-H float at our local Christmas parade ... that's my grandson in the green shirt in the back.

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33 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:39 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Justanobody

Have you looked at Khashayar's home page yet?

(And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours, blessings.)


34 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:48 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download - link on My Page)
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To: Khashayar
Thanks for the wonderful photos.

If you have time, I have a couple of quick questions... What percentage of Iranians celebrate Christmas? And how do the mullahs in your government feel about that?

35 posted on 12/20/2005 11:21:13 PM PST by Ichneumon
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To: Ichneumon

Most people I know (mid level to rich families) do celebrate in Tehran!

Mullahs do not like any thing un-islamic such as Norooz, Christmas, Yalda night... etc


36 posted on 12/20/2005 11:23:07 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: pcottraux

I bet it gives the mullahs apoplexy! Santa in a Teheran window, I thought I was dreaming...


37 posted on 12/20/2005 11:24:04 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download - link on My Page)
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To: Ramius

I'd say it is more of a defiance!

In Holloween time, Militias raid those shops selling stuff to young girls and boys!


38 posted on 12/20/2005 11:24:10 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Lovely pictures. When we were in Bethlehem last month, we found that the Muslims there also revere Jesus as their prophet and celebrate his birth. Is that the case in Iran? They also spoke English and English signs and menus were everywhere.


39 posted on 12/20/2005 11:25:18 PM PST by littleleaguemom
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To: Khashayar

And a Merry Christmas to you. May the great people of Iran soon know true freedom.


40 posted on 12/20/2005 11:27:12 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: littleleaguemom

Jesus is very well respected and loved in Iran as he is known as the prophet of the peace!


41 posted on 12/20/2005 11:27:25 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

merry christmas!


42 posted on 12/20/2005 11:28:01 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Khashayar
Yes I can, thanks!! Let's see (I have a guide here):

kr íst(t? did the dots get dropped?)(hm, not the English "a" sound)s

kreestmees? Is that correct?

And "Mobarak?" Doesn't that mean "holy" or "blessed"? (I am drawing here upon my limited and generally incorrect knowledge of a few words in Arabic.)

43 posted on 12/20/2005 11:28:55 PM PST by sionnsar (Hey! Where'd my tagline go???)
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To: sionnsar

Yep!

Correct


44 posted on 12/20/2005 11:30:20 PM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Merry Christmas

And God have mercy on account of your government that its removal take the minimum of life a la Soviet Union.


45 posted on 12/20/2005 11:32:03 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: doug from upland
May the great people of Iran soon know true freedom.

From your lips to God's ears!

46 posted on 12/20/2005 11:32:14 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: Khashayar

I just looked at the beautiful pictures on your home page. My family fell in love with the Middle East when we visited Israel and Palestine last month. Such history and kind people. We want to spend many more months there and looks like there is so much to see in Iran also.


47 posted on 12/20/2005 11:34:32 PM PST by littleleaguemom
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To: Khashayar
Khashayar...

Thank you so much for your posts!! I am also glad I was prompted to look at yor home page...I love looking at all the pictures!

I am in Seattle...here's a look at some of our scenery:

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48 posted on 12/20/2005 11:36:19 PM PST by paulat
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To: Khashayar

Kheilimamnoon! (And good night.)


49 posted on 12/20/2005 11:36:51 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: Khashayar

Bump for later reading. Merry Christmas and God Bless!!!


50 posted on 12/20/2005 11:37:01 PM PST by Bayou City
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