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Hamadan to Host ‘Splendid Iran’ as Chinese Tourists Arrive

An Iranian official says a national event entitled “Splendid Iran” will be held in Hamadan Province from 24 January to 9 February, when a host of Chinese tourists are expected to arrive as the event coincides with the New Chinese Year.
Traditional Seafaring in Iran Revived after 50 Years

Traditional Seafaring in Iran Revived after 50 Years

The Kong port in the southern Iranian Hormozgan province has witnessed the revival of traditional seafaring.

Iran’s Customs in Photos: Bakhtiari Wedding

The colourful wedding parties of Bakhtiari nomads begin at the end of harvest season in the tribal areas of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, south-western Iran.

Iranian People Celebrate Yalda Night Together

Iranian people from all walks of life celebrated on Saturday night one of the most ancient Persian celebrations called Yalda Night, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Iranian Korsi Brings Family Members Together on Yalda Night

Iranian Korsi Brings Family Members Together on Yalda Night

One of the Iranian traditions going back generations is for family members to sit around a korsi on Yalda night.
Popular, Iconic Dishes of Yalda Night in Iran

Popular, Iconic Dishes of Yalda Night in Iran

Yalda dinner, a meal traditionally eaten at the winter solstice each December, forms a significant part of gatherings held to celebrate “Shab-e Yalda” (the longest night of the year) in Iran. Let’s find more about various Yalda dishes in different parts of the country.
Qalamkari; Traditional Art of Making Hand-Painted Textile (7)

Qalamkari; Traditional Art of Making Hand-Painted Textile

Qalamkari is a traditional textile art which was born in Isfahan during the Safavid era. Qalamkari artists do magic by using colours, fabric and wood.
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Pomegranate Harvest Season Celebrated in Iran’s Yazd

In many Zoroastrian-majority villages of Iran, including those in Roodbar, Qazvin, Gilan, Kurdistan, and Isfahan, people celebrate the arrival of autumn and its mythical fruit with festivities such as the pomegranate harvest celebration.

Iranian Band Performing Mourning Pieces on Karbala Tragedy in Poland

The traditional chest-beating and mourning ceremony of the Iranian southern city of Bushehr is being performed in Poland for a week by artists of Hoomehr Cultural and Artistic Band.

‘Shah Hussein Gouyan’ Mourning Ritual Held in Tabriz

Shaakhsi, or Shah Hussein Guyan [calling Imam Hussain], is a mourning ritual performed every year during the first 10 days of Muharram month in the north-western city of Tabriz in Iran.