Could a tradition as a national holiday be a threat to the political power? Is there really such a great impact on the relation between the people and the ruler by a national tradition? Indeed, how much power and ability does a tradition have to influence the social and political affairs?Answering these questions in a democratic society is completely different from a theocratic ruling system like Iranian regime.

Because the foundation of every tradition and celebration which bring people together is adequately cherished, and there are no obstacles for the various strata of the people to keep their customs. All of these traditions and rituals in the culture of nations in our world has become a factor in the national, ethnic and cultural unity.

 So the problem is not with the traditions and rituals. For the Iranians, the problem is in the way of tackling the religious dictatorship towards all the aspects of life in the society.

There is a government that demands all of the people’s activities as well as their beliefs, traditions, rituals, and movement, and ... to be under the control of his religious power which means not recognizing any aspect of the mass culture by the sovereignty. ‘Charshanbe soori’ has been grasped in this octopus’s Tentacles too.

 These days, the Iran regime’s stance regard ‘Charshanbe soori’ can be heard from remarks of the leaders of Friday Pray.  It is noteworthy to point to an organization founded to make the policy of sermons for Friday prays’ imams in all cities and districts. Recently in all Friday prays the Imams, harmonically, have rejected ‘Charshanbe soori’ and uttered about its threats. This is just a sample of the chains and handcuffs on the culture and traditions of Iranian people under the rule of the mullahs.

What this government has committed over the past 40 years against the people of Iran fomented such a hatred and fury that never ended but developed into a full-fledged demand to overthrow the integrity of the Velayat-e Faqih's regime. The tradition of ‘Charshanbe soori’ has passed through ups and downs of the struggle for 40 years and has become a field for fighting against the religious dictatorship.

 Of course, this is well understood by the Velayat-e-Faqih regime, the enemy of the Iranian traditions. Although dictators are alert about preserving their malicious sovereignty they never could figure out what a big mistake they have made by meddling all the affairs of people's privacy and traditions. Of course, this is the feature of all dictators, especially the religious ones, which get involved in miscalculating by intensifying pressure on the people to break them. So the cruel religious regime in Iran has covered the process of planting wind and they have to be awaiting the day that the growing windstorm of the people's fury passes through cities and reaches to their palaces and fall them.

On last December 28, 2017, nationwide protests against dictatorship, corruption, and poverty swept Iran, demanding regime change, dozens of people were killed and up to 8.000 incarcerated. Afterward at least 14 people were killed under torture in prisons, some were announced as committing suicides.

The officials, among them Ali Khamenei, emphasizes on the part of (People‘s Mojahedin Organization of Iran) in the uprising and pledged the retaliation. But the PMOI did not give up and called for turning the ceremony of ‘Charshanbe soori’ to another fiery confrontation against dictator Mullahs. 

This is the power of a tradition with its record in the struggle against a suppressive ruler who insults and violates culture, history, tradition, beliefs, independence, and the civil rights of the nations.



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