Support Afghan Refugees in the United States

by Bamyan Foundation
Support Afghan Refugees in the United States

Project Report | Feb 6, 2024
Yalda Night 2024

By Timor Karimy | Founder & President

Thank you for your generous gifts to Support Afghan Refugees in the United States.

The Hazara-American Association, with the support of the Bamyan Foundation, organized and celebrated Yalda Night on December 21, 2024. Yalda night, or winter solstice, is considered the longest night of the year, and it has cultural and historical importance for Farsi-speaking people worldwide.

Yalda night, or Chelleh, in Hazaragi, has a special cultural importance for the Hazara people of Afghanistan. Throughout history, people have celebrated it in different ways according to their conditions and lifestyles, and the general practice is the same: staying up throughout the night through a range of fun and spiritual practices.

This year, the Yalda program was held in the State of Maryland with the attendance of nearly 400 community members.

This was the second Yalda night collaboration between the two organizations to create an atmosphere of celebration and festivity for our community, particulalry those who were evacuated in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of the country. We are pleased that it is becoming a yearly event.

For more, please visit our website using the link below.

With grattitude,

Timor + The Bamyan Foundation Team





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Organization Information

Bamyan Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @bamyanfdn
Project Leader:
Timor Karimy
Washington , DC United States

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