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Iranian Nomads’ Lifestyle Amazing: Italian Photographer

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. 

Dispel Bad Luck by Wearing Rings with Sharaf-e Shams Engraving

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 to Host Multinational “Letter to My Child” Festival

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; Traditional Pre-Wedding Ritual in Iran

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.

Nowruz in Northern Iran Sweetened with Homemade Pastry, Halva

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.

Iran’s Hamadan Scene of Deep-Rooted New Year Rituals

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.

Marmeh, First Spring Ritual in Northern Iran

Marmeh or Madermeh, one of the most important rituals in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran, is a old tradition that dates back to hundreds of years ago.

‘Nowruz Khani’ Ritual Heralds Advent of Persian New Year

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.

Footsteps of Spring Heard in Western Iran

People in Kanduleh village in Kermanshah province, Western Iran, annually attend a traditional ceremony called “Sound of Spring’s Footstep” ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Pre-Nowruz Rituals; What All Iranians Do before New Year

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.

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