that was interesting. never heard of the holiday, so read up on it. it also involves staying up all night, eating the last

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fruits of summer (red fruits especially e.g. watermelon and pomegranate), and fortune-telling using the ghazals of the poet hafez.  Evidentally you make a wish and open a collection of hafez’ ghazals, then interpret your wish in light of the poem:

As I mentioned, during this night people also read Hafez poetry. You probably wonder why Hafez? Iranians believe in Hafez as much as believing in God. People make a wish, open a book of Hafez and the first poem they see is the interpretation of the wish and whether and how it will come true.

So in Yalda night each member of the family makes a wish and randomly opens the book and asks the eldest member of the family to read it aloud.

‘Yalda Night’ celebration: all you need to know