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Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.
Iranians Latch onto Homemade Bread under Self-Quarantine 1

Iranians Latch onto Homemade Bread under Self-Quarantine

As the Iranian people have self-isolated amid the outbreak of coronavirus and have become obsessed by the health tips in the purchase of groceries, many families have decided to bake homemade bread to avoid getting out and buying from the bakeries.
Free Coffee Served in Iranian City to Celebrate Religious Feast 

Free Coffee Served in Iranian City to Celebrate Religious Feast 

According to an old custom, people in the city of Zavareh in Iran’s Isfahan Province serve free coffee in celebration of the mid-Sha'ban Islamic feasts every year.
Iranians Spend ‘Sizdah Bedar' at Home to Contain Coronavirus

Iranians Spend ‘Sizdah Bedar’ at Home to Contain Coronavirus

The coronavirus has forced Iranians to change their traditional habit and stay home this year on the ancient national festival of Sizdah Bedar or the Nature's Day.

Qashqai Wedding; Unique Ceremony of Iranian Nomadic People

One of the happiest and most indigenous celebrations in Iran is the Qashqa'i wedding. The people of this tribe do their best to hold a glorious ceremony.
Walnut Cookie; A Tehrani Sweet for Nowruz

Walnut Cookie; A Tehrani Sweet for Nowruz

Walnut cookie is one of the sweets usually served during Nowruz. It has been made at home since old times, especially by the residents of Tehran.
Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.
Haft-Seen - Iranian New Year

Haft-Seen: Permanent Fixture of Nowruz

A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft-Seen.
Dishes Served in Iran during Nowruz: Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi (3)

Dishes Served in Iran during Nowruz: Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

As a common practice among the people of different cultures or the first days of New Year, Iranians serve their traditional dishes, such as Sabzi Polo, on the initial days of Nowruz.
Women in Ardabil Throw Old Shoes into River ahead of Nowruz (4)

Women in Ardabil Throw Old Shoes into River ahead of Nowruz

Iranian people observe many traditional customs ahead of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. One of them is a ceremony called “No-Usti” held in Ardabil on the last Wednesday of Iranian calendar year.