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Haft Seen - Iranian New Year

Haft Seen: a permanent fixture of Iranian New Year

A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft Seen.
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Extraction of rosewater gets underway in Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of ceremonies in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.
Abbas Barzegar in the village of Bazm in Fars Province

A dream success story you don’t wanna miss

How a chance encounter has helped a villager in southern Iran set up a very lucrative business with a still brighter future ahead.
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2016 New Year Shopping in Tehran (PHOTOS)

Members of the Christian community in Tehran are getting ready for New Year.
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Traditional local ritual in west-central Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of a traditional ritual in west-central Iran.

Nowruz Celebration in Western Iranian City of Marivan

Iranian people in the western city of Marivan in Kurdestan province marked the beginning of New Iranian Year by holding Nowruz celebrations in their...
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Kerman holds biggest Zoroastrian Sadeh Festival

The mid-winter festival celebrated 50 days before the Persian New Year marks the approach of spring and displays the defeat of the forces of darkness, frost and cold.

“Nowruz Remains Eternal in the Course of History”

The Iranian author of Nowruz in the Four Corners of the World, Dariush Mohajer, pointed to the influence of Nowruz around the world, in regions like the south of Algeria, Western China and Ethiopia.

Food as Recreation in Tehran: Study

A university professor in behavioural sciences said that 65% of people considered eating to be a recreation, according to a study carried out in 2015 across Tehran.
Wedding traditions of Turkmens

Wedding traditions of Turkmens in Iran (PHOTOS)

Snapshots of a Turkmen wedding party in Iran.

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