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Iran Hosts Traditional Contests in Honour of Water

The fourth round of traditional “Kander Keshi” and “Jahleh Keshi” competitions has been held in a neighbourhood in the port city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

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.

Iran Prepares to Celebrate Yalda Night

Iranian people from all walks of life are gearing up to celebrate on Thursday night one of the most ancient Persian celebrations called Yalda Night, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Iran Army Distributes Nuts, Fruits in Quake-Hit Areas during Yalda Night

The Iranian army has prepared 20,000 packages of dried nuts and fruits to distribute among quake-hit people in the western province of Kermanshah on the occasion of a Persian festival celebrated on the longest night of the year.

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.
Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu1

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.

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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