Watermelon

  • Harvesting watermelon from Hasht Bandi agricultural farms

    Harvesting watermelon from Hasht Bandi agricultural farms

    BANDAR ABBAS, Dec. 09(MNA) – Concurrent with the arrival of Yalda Night, watermelon farmers in Hasht Bandi region in Hormozgan province send harvested crop to major cities including Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad and Fars.

  • Harvesting watermelon for Yalda Night

    By: Hamid Heydari

    Harvesting watermelon for Yalda Night

    HASHTBANDI, Dec. 19 (MNA) – Few days remaining to winter, Hashtbandi farmers in Hormozgan province are harvesting watermelon for the Yalda Night. Yalda is an Iranian festival celebrated on the longest and darkest night of the year (Dec. 21). Families gather and enjoy spending the night together. Watermelon, the red color of which symbolizes the glow of life, is traditionally decorated and eaten on this night.