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Shah Hussein Gouyan; A Muharram Ritual in Iran’s Azarbaijan

Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month of Muharram.

Tents Set Up across Iran to Mark Beginning of Muharram

Tents have been set up in almost all Iranian cities, particularly those in southern Iran, commemorating the advent of the lunar month of Muharram, when the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, was martyred.

Traditional Wedding Ceremonies Still Popular in Iran’s Lorestan

Holding wedding ceremonies in the traditional style has been around for thousands of years in Lorestan Province, west of Iran.

Amazing Wedding Rituals of Southern Iran

People in Hormozgan province in southern Iran have for centuries been practicing special ceremonies and rituals in their marriages and weddings.

Historic Cemetery of Khoshkrud; Amazing Site in Western Iran

The Iranian village of Khoshkrud in Kermanshah province, western Iran, is home to a historical cemetery which dates back to about four hundred years ago.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Museum of Rural Cultural Heritage

The Rural Heritage Museum in northern Iranian Gilan province is the country's only open-air museum set up to preserve rural culture and architecture.

Kurdish Nomads of Iran Preserve Centuries-Old Wedding Customs

Kurdish people of Iran’s Khorasan, who are known as Kurmanji Kurds, have managed to preserve their centuries-old wedding customs, and are still practicing many of them in their ceremonies.

Kurdish Dance; Ancient Tradition with Military Applications!

Dances are usually a celebration of life and its happy events, but apparently a version of Kurdish dance called Halparke has its roots in military affairs.

Festival of Local Games Held in Northern Iran

The 17th edition of a festival of local games was recently held in Javaher Dasht village in Gilan province, northern Iran.

Nour Gavan; Ancient Ceremony to Mark Triumph of Light over Darkness

The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.

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