The ancient ritual of playing Tanbur, a special Iranian musical instrument, was recently held in the city of Dalahu in the western province of Kermanshah.
Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.
‘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.