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An Italian photographer, whose photos of nomadic lifestyle in Iran were recently put on a comparative display along with those taken from Italian nomads, has talked about how different and fascinating Iranian nomads are.
Sharaf-e Shams is the name given to a special type of engraving on a ring stone, which is believed to banish sorrow, depression, bad luck, and negativity. Some others say you will never be in dire situations when wearing the ring stone on which Sharaf-e Shams is engraved.
Iran is to hold the first international festival of “Letter to My Child” with a focus on the future of the children and youths of the countries that celebrate the Persian New Year or Nowruz.
Baleh-Boran is a Persian ceremony which takes place shortly after the formal proposal, publicly announcing the couple's intention to form a union. The ceremony is widely popular across Iran, particularly among Qashqai nomads.
People in Ardeh village of Rezvanshahr County, northern Iran, annually cook Zarrineh, a traditional type of pastry indigenous to Gilan Province, and a special variation of halva to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Persian New Year.
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.
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.
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.