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Nowruz celebration in Shiraz (PHOTOS)

Iranians gathered in Hafezieh, tomb of Hafez, to celebrate the Nowruz on Sunday in Shiraz. The following images have been released by Mehr News Agency:    

Street Performances Herald the New Year

The Persian New Year, or Nowrouz, is celebrated on the Spring Equinox, and heralds a period of new life and growth. In the weeks...

Persian Celebrations Not Derived From Any Specific Religion

None of the major Persian celebrations is taken from any specific religion’s dogma.

Love, Mysticism, Dance and Sama in an Ancient Ritual to the Antiquity of Persia

Ouraman Takht, a small town with a population of 2,000, lies near the city of Sarvabad in Kurdistan Province. It is known for its...

Sadé festival in Kerman, Yazd

Sade festival is celebrated 40 days after winter solstice in Iran. The festival is observed by Iranian Zoroastrians to celebrate the emergence of fire. The festival...

Amaryllis Flower Festival, Jarreh Village, Shiraz (PHOTOS)

A festival is held in villages Jarreh and Baladeh villages in Kazeroun, Fars Province every year. Amaryllis farms in Kazeroun cover 70 hectares of land...
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2016 New Year Shopping in Tehran (PHOTOS)

Members of the Christian community in Tehran are getting ready for New Year.
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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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