By HelloPersian.com, 16 March 2017
Chaharshanbe Soori (Persian: چهارشنبهسوری Čahār-šanba(-e)-sūrī, usually pronounced Čāršanba-sūrī;), also widely known as the Persian Festival of Fire, is an Iranian festival celebrated on the eve of the last Tuesday night before Nowruz (the Iranian New Year).
The name of the festival consists of the words Chaharshanbe, the Persian for Wednesday, and sur, which is a variant of sorkh (سرخ – sorx; "red") referring either to the fire itself or to the ruddiness. It is commonly translated as Wednesday Light or the Red Wednesday. The colour red symbolizes good health and ripeness in Persian tradition.