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Iran’s Hamadan Scene of Deep-Rooted New Year Rituals

At the end of the cold season, people in the Hamadan Province gather together to conduct traditional rituals to usher in the promise of spring and the new Iranian year,Nowruz.

Cooking Samanu, Ancient Tradition in Northern Iran

Samanu, one of the seven items in the Haft-Seen table of Iranian people during Nowruz, is a sweet paste whose cooking is traced back to the pre-Islamic Persia.

Marmeh, First Spring Ritual in Northern Iran

Marmeh or Madermeh, one of the most important rituals in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran, is a old tradition that dates back to hundreds of years ago.

‘Nowruz Khani’ Ritual Heralds Advent of Persian New Year

Every year, a few days before the beginning of the New Persian Year, traditional singers known as Nowruz Khans herald the arrival of spring in the villages of northern Iran by singing and playing their instruments.

Footsteps of Spring Heard in Western Iran

People in Kanduleh village in Kermanshah province, Western Iran, annually attend a traditional ceremony called “Sound of Spring’s Footstep” ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Pre-Nowruz Rituals; What All Iranians Do before New Year

Spring has almost arrived, and Iranians have prepared themselves for and are counting down to the Persian New Year when they will celebrate the traditional Nowruz festival.

Iran’s Bojnourd Hosts Festival of Local Games

A festival of local and traditional games of Iran’s North Khorasan Province was recently held in the north-eastern city of Bojnourd.

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.

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