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The traditional ritual of Gargee’an in the month of Ramadan

Gargee’an, or qarqee’an, is the name of a popular ritual among Arabs in Iran’s Khouzestan and Hormozgan, and in Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia (Ahsa and Qatif), and the United Arab Emirates.

People in Semnan make traditional cookies for the needy

A group of people in the Iranian city of Semnan have been making traditional cookies for the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

How people in Iran’s Hormozgan observe Ramadan

The people in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province, like their other compatriots, have clung firmly to their religious rituals during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which they abstain from all food or drink from dawn to sunset, among other things.

Iranians observe Sizdah Be-dar, the Day of Nature

Sizdah Be-dar is the last festival in the Nowruz festivities in Iran that come after Khaaneh Tekani, Charshanbe Suri, Tahvile Saal (beginning of the new year), Haft Seen and Nowruz family visits.

Nowruz mood in Isfahan’s historical Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the main tourist attractions of Iran’s central city of Isfahan.

‘Carnival of Joy’ marks Nowruz across Iran’s Semnan Province

A festive carnival, called the Carnival of Joy, has been travelling across Iran’s north-central province of Semnan, as Iranians are celebrating the start of spring and the Persian New Year.

United Nations celebrates International Day of Nowruz

The United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Nowruz, which marks the start of spring, with the participation of Iran and 11 other countries that observe the ancestral festivity.

Nowruz in Iran: Traditions of welcoming the spring among Kurmanji Kurds

An expert on the rituals practiced by the Kurmanji Kurds says Cheleh Chov (Kurdish for “the 40th day of winter is over”) and Axer Charshembi (Kurdish for “the last Wednesday”) are among the transition feasts that have been long held by the Kurdish community of Khorasan Province in Iran for the purpose of leaving the old year behind and beginning a new year and season of working and effort.

Nowruz in Kurdistan’s Poloureh Village

Poloureh is a village in the Sarshiv area of Marivan County in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

Iran’s capital celebrates start of New Year with fireworks

Firework displays have been held at several landmarks across the Iranian capital, Tehran, to celebrate the start of Nowruz or the Persian New Year.

Iranian president: Nowruz symbolizes a culture based on values

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has in separate messages congratulated the leaders of countries marking Nowruz on the arrival of the New Year.

New Year shoppers throng Grand Bazzar of Tehran in last-minute shopping sprees

Iranians are getting ready to ring in the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Shopping centers, in particular, are seething with people, who are bustling around stores to buy the items they need.

Iranians on shopping sprees as countdown to Persian New Year begins

With the Persian New Year, Nowruz, just around the corner, Iranians go on shopping sprees and spend much time outdoors at bazaars and markets.

The rituals of Chaharshanbe Suri

They say old timers believed that the ashes from Chaharshanbe Suri were ominous. Also, families whose loved ones were ill or who had a wish made a vow and cooked āsh.

Chaharshanbe Suri and spoon-banging-Hamedan

Chaharshanbe Suri is one of the most ancient and beautiful traditional festivals of Iran. This festival has been celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year since ancient times up until now. Chaharshanbe Suri is very popular among Iranians and is marked across the country.

Nowruz Global Ritual held in western Iran

A ceremony dubbed Nowruz Global Ritual has started in the tourism route of western Iran aimed at introducing the customs of this ancient occasion in the presence of different Iranian ethnic groups and guests from UNESCO in Hamadan as the capital of Iranian history and civilization.

Iran’s Kurdish village welcomes spring

Locals in the western Iranian village of Palangan, in Kurdistan Province have held their annual spring festival to mark the coming of the Persian New Year.

Tehran holds ceremony celebrating Nowruz

The Iranian capital Tehran has held a ceremony featuring traditional music and arts to celebrate Nowruz, a festival that marks the Persian New Year.

Nowruz traditions: Goldfish, guests at Haft Seen tables

Nowruz is one of the most beautiful and lasting traditions of Iranians and ethnic Iranians, which is marked across the world. Nowruz rituals ranging from Haji Firuz, Chaharshanbe Suri and New Year house-cleaning to Haft Seen and visits to relatives’ houses and Sizdah Bedar have evolved over a span of thousands of years and are observed with slight differences at each corner of the Iranian lands.

Nowruz Khani, a tradition marking arrival of spring in Guilan

One of the traditional customs and rituals in Guilan Province is Nowruz Khani – or singing to mark Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Noruz Khani ancient tradition in Iran’s Mazandaran Province

Noruz Khani is a traditional song that has been sung since ancient times in many Iranian cities since the middle of the Persian month of Esfand (around March 6).

Pics: Iran villagers begin spring house cleaning before Nowruz

With Nowruz or the Persian New Year just around the corner, Iranian villagers, like other compatriots, begin spring house cleaning, called Khooneh Tekooni in the Persian language, a national tradition marked by almost all Iranians every year prior to the turn of the season.

Sadeh ancient festival in Kerman

The ancient ritual known as Sadeh festival was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, January 30, at the Iranian city of Kerman’s Zoroastrian fire temple. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony was held with a limited population and with prayers and hymns by Zoroastrian priests.

Famous delicacies of Ardabil Province

When we hear Ardabil souvenirs and food, what comes to mind are the delicious Sabalan Honey, clotted cream and local butter, but this is only a small part of the diverse world of food souvenirs and handicrafts of Ardabil that you can buy during your trip to this province.

Tehran nights in run up to New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, some of the neighborhoods of the Iranian capital Tehran are bustling with Christian citizens who are shopping for the festive season.

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