The “Sur” celebration has been customery in Persia since the very far past. it is a national and popular celeberation, and the “Chaharshanbe Souri” was named as the forerunner of Nowruz.
In ancient Persia, at the end of each month, a celebration was called the Surah.
The main element of the ceremony is the element of fire. In different regions of Iran, on the Wednesday night, three clusters of fire (as the sign of the three great ancient Persians: good thoughts, good deeds and good words), or sevenclusters (in the sign of seven amesha spenta) provide.