Shahrivargan, also celebrated as ancient Persian Fathers Day is one of ancient Iranian Festivities. It is one of 12 monthly Iranian Feasts and one of Persian water festivals.Shahrivargan historically coincides with the birthday of Kind Darab (Dariush) and Prophet Mani. Besides the sixth month of the Persian solar year, the 4th day of each ancient month is called Shahrivar. Because of some justifications in the Iranian Official Calendar, Shahrivargan is mostly celebrated on the 30rd day of the month of Mordad or August, 20th in Gregorian calendar. Some Iranians celebrate the occasion throughout Shahrivar with different ceremonies in different parts of the world. On Shahrivargan, a fire is made to make kebob, stew or other treats; just an occasion for family and friends to get together and spend quality time chanting and dancing. Tanacetum balsamita, a plant in Persian known as Gol-e Nazboo, Reyhan Aroosan, or Shahspargham is the symbol flower of Shahrivargan. Nazboo is very similar to a popular vegetable named Reyhan in Iran.The Shahrevar or Khashtarvaryah is the angel of kindness, second Angel in rank after Bahman according to Zoroastrians. The meaning of Khashtarvaryah is the desired country. The angel is the symbol of Ahouramazda power in heavens and on earth; it's the guardian of metals and weapons. On Shahrivargan, the legendary Kiani king Givmars (Kiomars) wins the fight against Ahriman. But the victory isn't decisive and his children continue the fight. Since the body of Givmars was made of metals, after his death, 7 types of metals were created. Givmars, also known as Givmard is the name of the first human created by Ahouramazda, first person who thought and learned the way of Ahouramazda. Shahrivargan is an occasion to help the poor and oppressed.
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