Featuring Seattle Iranian Choir

Music Cross Borders | November 17, 2018

Real Iran

How Christmas is celebrated in Iran
You will be surprised, or you won’t, depending on how much you know of Iran (and from reliable sources, too, which okay, it now does sound like a real challenge), but Christmas is celebrated in Iran.

It may be surprising because for a predominantly Muslim nation where Christians make up less than 1% of the country’s population, you may think that all signs and traces of Christmas, from pine trees decorated with red, green and gold gift boxes placed behind shop windows to nativity scenes of the Virgin Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, will be difficult, if not impossible, to spot on the streets.


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