Talk:Yaldā

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Stop rewriting Persian History. This page needs major editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darius25000 (talkcontribs) 04:27, 24 July 2014 (UTC)










Plagiarism note[edit]

This article was based upon the a blacklisted URL http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Celebrations/yalda.htm, which itself is (apparently) plagiarized (with WP:FRINGE "embellishments") from Massoume Price's actual article (seen here,here, etc). The point is that much of the text is plagiarized without attribution at the current time. While I have removed the cais-soas based embellishments (did I miss anything?), the article still plagiarized Price's article and hence needs a rewrite. I invite others to help with this, though if nothing happens I will eventually do it myself. Also, I suspect that the topic has been treated in more sources than Price alone, so perhaps the rewrite should use some other sources as well. Thanks. The Behnam 23:39, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

I have deleted the plagiarised sections. DrKiernan 14:13, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I've effectively restarted from scratch. For the moment I only had Price's text as a source, but I'll keep an eye out. -- Fullstop 00:44, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Calibration?[edit]

The History section contains the world "calibration" in a sentence where the world "celebration" would seem to fit. I'll change this.Birdbrainscan (talk) 17:28, 20 December 2007 (UTC)


on the section about mitra or mithra it is said that this night is celebrated because it was considered the night in which mitra was born, and in in the ancient iranian feasts. and from the day after the days start to become longer and longer. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.167.209.10 (talk) 15:59, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Remove text[edit]

آیا میدانید که کلمۀ یلدا از ریشۀ «میلاد» و «وَ لَـــدَ» به معنای بدنیا آمدن از زبان عربی گرفته شده؟ شب یلدا سه روز قبل از کریسمس میباشد و ما در اصل در شب یلدا تولد دوبارۀ عیسی مسیح را در ایران جشن میگیریم. یک دلیل تاریخی و فرهنگی مبنی بر اینکه ایرانیان قبل از یورش اعراب مسیحی بودند

Did you know "Yalda" is in weight of "fa'laa" in Arabic, with root of "Yalda" meaning Birth? "Yalda night" is about 3 days before christmas day and in fact we are celebrating Jesus's upcoming birthday in IRAN. So Iranians were Christian before the attack of Arabs.

I don't really think a Persian paragraph should be in English Wikipedia. Besides, the information given in this text is incorrect: 1) there is not arabic grammar that explains how Yalda can be taken from Valad. 2) The word "Yalda" was used before influence of Arabs on Persian language. 3) The opposite is true, Christians before becoming Christians were Mithraists, hence the similarity.