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Iranians prepare to celebrate winter solstice (PHOTOS)

Traditionally, on this night families huddle together in the houses of the elders to listen to tales, old and new.
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Turkmen thoroughbred horses (PHOTOS)

For generations, methods of horse breeding have been passed from fathers to sons in the area.
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Trips across deserts by nomads in northeastern Iran (PHOTOS)

Over 100 nomadic families travel from northeastern Iran to spend the winter in Semnan Province.
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Qazvin Day (PHOTOS)

Some old professions have been revived at Sa'd al-Saltaneh Caravanserai to mark Qazvin Day.
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A village with residents of European origin in Iran!

Although these villagers are said to originally hail from other countries, they are in love with Iran and identify themselves as Iranian only.
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Heroes Jersey awarded to FM Zarif, nuclear chief Salehi (PHOTOS)

Zarif and Salehi were named as heroes at a ceremony to mark National Day of Heroic Culture.
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Local dolls narrate joys, sorrows of rural women (PHOTOS)

These dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.
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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.
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National Festival of Iranian Ethnic Groups (PHOTOS)

Snapshots of the opening ceremony of the National Festival of Iranian Ethnic Groups which was held in the capital of Kurdistan Province.
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Traditional local ritual in west-central Iran (PHOTOS)

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

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