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Bandar Torkaman

Bandar Torkaman: A Must-See Port City in Northern Iran

Bandar Torkaman is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.
Sultana Production; A 1,000-Year-Old Career in Iranian Village

Sultana Production; A 1,000-Year-Old Career in Iranian Village

For nearly a millennium, quality sultanas (golden raisins) have been produced in an Iranian village which are unique and well-known throughout the country.
Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

The tradition of carrying torches on the eve of Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is annually observed in the Iranian city of Qom in commemoration of the fire that burned Imam Hussein's tent in Karbala tragedy.
Door Knocker; A Less-Known Part of Persian Architecture

Door Knocker; A Less-Known Part of Persian Architecture

Door knockers are among the symbols of Iranian culture that have remained on the doors of old houses in various parts of the country, particularly the Persian Gulf port city of Bushehr.
Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.
Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran's Karun River

Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran’s Karun River

Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.
Khulak Weaving Thriving Again in Iran’s Sistan as Lake Hamun Revives

Khulak Weaving Thriving Again in Iran’s Sistan as Lake Hamun Revives

Khulak weaving, the art of weaving a special type of curtain using reeds, is a profession practiced by many people living near the Hamun Lake in the underdeveloped Sistan and Baluchestan Province, south-east of Iran.
National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

Iranian people on Sunday commemorated the National Day of Shah-e Cheragh, which is a cultural occasion marked every year across the country in honour the brother of eighth Shiite Imam.
Rosewater Extraction

Qamsar, Hub of Rosewater Extraction in Iran

Special ceremonies are annually held in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.
Special Ramadan Traditions Practiced in Iran’s Hamadan Province 1

Special Ramadan Traditions Practiced in Iran’s Hamadan Province

The holy month of Ramadan is coupled with special customs and traditions in towns and villages in the central Iranian province of Hamadan.