A winter festival is being held in the northwestern Iranian province of Ardabil, the hub of snow and winter tourism in Iran.
The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.
Iran has designated January 2 as Rasht Day to commemorate the historic city of Rasht in the northern province of Gilan each year.
The Iranian people living in desert areas of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran mark the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year and the winter solstice, by holding various rituals like cooking special dishes and sweets.
The first festival of “Yalda and Christmas” was held in the Iranian capital Tehran on the eve of the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year which has long been celebrated on the last night of autumn by Iranians since ancient times.
Yalda is the longest night of the year in the Iranian calendar, during which Iranians celebrate winter solstice along with their families.
The Iranian capital Tehran is hosting an exhibition of organic food products a few days before the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year celebrated by Iranians across the world based on an ancient tradition.
Wedding ceremonies in the city of Kalat in Khorasan Razavi province, eastern Iran, are still held with special traditional rites and services, usually lasting for three days.
The traditional ritual of praying for rain, also known as the ‘Bridge of the Rain’, is among the ancient traditions in Kurdish-populated regions in northwestern Iran.
Golestan province in northern Iran recently hosted the 12th edition of an international festival on ethnic cultures with the aim of giving ethnic communities a chance to introduce their cultures and lifestyles.