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Sound of Folklore Music at Tehran Metro Stations ahead of Nowruz

A few days before the beginning of the Persian New Year (Nowruz), the municipality of Tehran has organised live music performances for the citizens in several subway stations across the capital.

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Rural, Nomadic Lifestyles

The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Spoon-Banging; Persian Ancestor of Trick-or-Treating

An integral part of the ancient Persian festival Charshanbe Soori (Fireworks Wednesday) is a spoon-banging ritual, which seems to be an ancestor of the trick-or-treating in modern Halloween celebrations.

“More Efforts Needed to Introduce Nowruz to Younger Generations”

A senior culture heritage official has called for greater efforts to raise awareness among Iranian youth about the Persian New Year festival Nowruz, an ancient tradition that has become the symbol of Iranian culture.

Wednesday’s Lady; Traditional Doll Linked to Spring-Cleaning

A doll designer has unveiled a new doll inspired from a Persian folklore tradition related to the New Year, which is still reverberating in northern provinces of Gilan and Azarbaijan.

Amu Nowruz National Festival Held in Iran ahead of New Year

A national festival called Amu Nowruz has been held in the Iranian city of Qazvin which is located in the northwest of the country.

Photo Exhibition in Tehran Compares Nomadic Life in Iran, Italy

The photos of the lifestyle and culture of Iranian nomads taken by an Italian photographer have been recently put on a comparative display along with those taken from Italian nomads.

Local Games Festival Held in Iran’s Bushehr Province

A festival of local games has been held in the city of Dalaki in Dashtestan County of Bushehr Province, southern Iran, on March 5. 

Qashqai People; Original Nomadic Pastoralists of Iran

The unique and innocent faces of tribal Qashqai women, men and children, who always pass through the mountains and plains, have different expressions. The small lines on the face to the bristling of a woman's hair, each narrate the story of the days of nomadic life.

Iran Hosts Traditional Contests in Honour of Water

The fourth round of traditional “Kander Keshi” and “Jahleh Keshi” competitions has been held in a neighbourhood in the port city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

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