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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A festival of local and traditional games of Iran’s North Khorasan Province was recently held in the north-eastern city of Bojnourd.
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.
The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
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.