Iranians mark Nature Day, the last day of Nowruz holidays

The 13-day holidays of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, have come to an end in Iran with people staying outdoors and going out to nature.

Nowruz, a millennia-old tradition

Nowruz, which marks the beginning of Persian New Year and the arrival of the spring, has been celebrated for thousands of years.

Iranians celebrate New Year in Hafezieh in Shiraz

Iranians gathered on Wednesday in the tomb of the 14th century poet Hafez, better known as Hafezieh, in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz to celebrate the advent of Nowruz, or the Persian New Year.

Iranians celebrating Persian New Year, Nowruz

Millions of people in Iran and several other countries are celebrating Persian New Year, Nowruz, an ancient festivity that marks the beginning of the spring and the renewal of nature.

Tehran residents gear up for New Year, shopping spree at Tajrish market

As the countdown to the New Year inches closer, the bustling streets of Tehran witness a flurry of activity as residents flock to the Tajrish market in north of the capital. With just a few hours left, citizens are fervently engaged in purchasing essential items and textiles to ring in the new year.

People in Iran’s north welcoming Nowruz 

People in Kelachay, in the northern Iranian province of Gilan, greet Nowruz with “Jubilation March Carnival”.

Iranians commemorate the dead on last Friday of Persian year

Many Iranians in the capital Tehran and other cities around the country have flocked to the cemeteries to say prayers for the deceased on the last Friday of the year before the Persian New Year. 

Artistic tapestry of felting: Mahmoud Hallajian’s legacy in Iran’s Ramsar

In the picturesque city of Ramsar in the Mazandaran province, a tale of artistry and heritage was woven into the fibers of felt.

Pilgrimage ritual on mountain top in northwest Iran

Every year, as the hot season arrives, the people of Kivi village and its surrounding villages in the Varzaghan Country of East Azarbaijan Province hold a pilgrimage ritual in the first ten days of the summer on top of a mountain called Pirdaghi or the Old Mountain.

“Jing Jelang” – Baluchestan Shoes for the Wealthy

“When the rich people in Baluchestan society wore these traditional shoes, they were called Jing jelang because of the noise they made while walking.”

Iranians mark Nature’s Day as Nowruz holidays come to close

People across Iran celebrate Nature’s Day, better known as Sizdah Bedar, on the last day of Nowruz, or Persian New Year holidays, by camping outdoors in the nature.

Simple iftar in the holy shrine of Imam Reza, during Ramadan in Iran’s Mashhad

During the holy month of Ramadan, the pilgrims of Imam Reza, the eight Shia Imam, will be served with hot food and iftar in the northeastern city of Mashhad. 

Iranians celebrate Spring Festival ahead of Persian New Year, Nowruz

Iranians joined street celebrations across the capital, Tehran, to commemorate the annual Spring Festival, as they prepare for Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, which will start on Tuesday.

Japan’s ambassador recites Hafez poem ahead of Nouwruz

Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Aikawa Kazutoshi recites lyrics in a poem by ancient Persian lyric poet Hafez, to commemorate Persian New Year, Nowruz, which is just around the corner.

Pictures: Iranians prepare for Nowruz

As the end the Persian year of 1401 draws nearer, the Nowruz shopping market is booming and people as well as salesmen are busy buying and selling.

UNESCO lists Iran’s Yalda Night as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

“Yalda Night,” also known as “Shab-e Chelleh,” observed both in Iran and Afghanistan, goes on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Samanu; A Traditional Dish Served in Iran during Nowruz

Iranian people serve traditional dishes such as Samanu on the initial days of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Iranians mourn Ashura, Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary

Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Kurmanji wedding ceremonies still festive after centuries

For the Kurmanji Kurds in Iran’s northeastern North Khorasan province, tying the knot is the most important event in anyone’s life that is celebrated with a colorful and joyful ceremony.

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.

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