Zarif and Salehi were named as heroes at a ceremony to mark National Day of Heroic Culture.
These dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.
A photo gallery of ceremonies in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.
Snapshots of the opening ceremony of the National Festival of Iranian Ethnic Groups which was held in the capital of Kurdistan Province.
A photo gallery of a traditional ritual in west-central Iran.
Snapshots of a Turkmen wedding party in Iran.
A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft Seen.
How a chance encounter has helped a villager in southern Iran set up a very lucrative business with a still brighter future ahead.
Iranians celebrate Sepandarmazgan in which women, the Earth and life which all have one thing in common – reproduction – are respected and praised.
The mid-winter festival celebrated 50 days before the Persian New Year marks the approach of spring and displays the defeat of the forces of darkness, frost and cold.