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Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

‘Carrying the Sword Alam’ is among old Islamic rituals in Iran whose performance provides the country’s Shiite and Sunni populations with a chance to come together regardless of their religious differences.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Gunfire at Weddings; A Wrong, Fatal Iranian Tradition

Every now and then, the wrong tradition of celebratory gunfire in some Iranian cities turns a wedding ceremony into a mourning one.
Symphony of Colours in Iran’s Local Wedding Ceremonies16

Symphony of Colours in Iran’s Local Wedding Ceremonies

Bakhtiari people, a tribe inhabiting the southwestern provinces of Iran, wear colourful clothes at their wedding ceremonies and dance in groups to folklore traditional songs called ‘Dovalali’ (groom and bride) in local dialect.
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Iran Holds International Frame Drum Festival

The Seventh National Festival and First international Course on Daf (a type of frame drum) was held in Sanandaj, western Iran, from August 30 to September 1, 2017.
Iran’s North Khorasan, Land of Tribal Treasures14

Iran’s North Khorasan, Land of Tribal Treasures

North Khorasan province in northeastern Iran is among the regions that are called “The Land of Treasures of Tribes”. People in this province live in nature in spite of the deprivation and drought.
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Semnan to Host Iranian Folk Music Festival

The first edition of a music festival for eastern Iranian ethnic groups is set to be held in the historical city of Sorkheh in Iran’s central province of Semnan.

Qouch-Gozar; Traditional Ceremony for Iranian Shepherds

Qouch-Gozar is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.

Museum of Iranian Dolls, Culture Opens in Tehran

The ‘Museum of Iran Dolls and Culture’ has been established in the Iranian capital of Tehran to make its visitors familiar with the stories of different ethnicities in Iran.

Kilim-Weaving; A 400-Year-Old Iranian Art

While Iranians have been weaving Kilim, a traditional type of rug, for the past 400 years, the art of making these handicrafts is just going to be internationally recognized after being registered by the World Crafts Council.

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