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Photo of Iranian Man Supplicating for Rain Goes Viral

Water shortage in Iran has become so acute that people in some cities have held public prayer sessions for rain. Meanwhile, the photo of a man supplicating for rain has received more attention.  

People of Iran’s Bushehr Mourn for Sanchi Oil Tanker Victims (+Video)

The people of Bushehr in southern Iran have gone into mourning for the victims of the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in their own traditional way.

Traditional Sugar Producing; A Disappearing Iranian Profession

Traditional sugar producing, which is based on planting and harvesting sugar canes and processing them to produce sugar, is among professions that are fading away in Iran.

Iranian Breakfast; A Meal with Great Diversity

The Iranian breakfast table is a perfect and simple serving with a healthy diversity, ranging from simple bread and cheese to more complicated dishes like Kalleh Pacheh.

Iran’s South Khorasan Hosts Local Games Festival

A festival of local games was held in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, on Friday. The festival included games like camel-riding, motorcycle racing, and parachuting.
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Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu

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: Ancient Iranian Profession, Tourist Attraction

Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.
Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

‘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.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

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.

Gunfire at Weddings; A Wrong, Fatal Iranian Tradition

Every now and then, the wrong tradition of celebratory gunfire in some Iranian cities turns a wedding ceremony into a mourning one.

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