‘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.
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.
Every now and then, the wrong tradition of celebratory gunfire in some Iranian cities turns a wedding ceremony into a mourning one.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.
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.
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.