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.
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.
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.
Members of the Armenian community in the Julfa neighborhood of the Iranian city of Isfahan are celebrating the festive season ahead of the New Year.
Perhaps many among the current residents of Tehran do not know that Reshteh Polo, or Persian noodle rice, has been a regular dinner for old residents of Tehran, who were both gastronomes and good-timers, but at the same time easygoing and frugal, on Yalda Night.
One of the good customs in the Iranian city of Sardasht, which has its roots in popular beliefs there, is getting together for different reasons. And making traditional food is one of the main reasons for people to assemble socially. One of these traditional dishes is "Kalaneh".
Iranian Labor News Agency has published an opinion piece on the occasion of Halloween saying the celebration, is inconsistent with Iranian culture.
The first round of beach polo championship of Iran is being held in the northern city of Talesh. The competing teams are from different cities like Tabriz, Rasht and Boeen Zahra.
A local official in Iran’s central province of Esfahan says it is ready to receive foreign tourists over a year after travels were barred due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cooking Doşab or grape syrup has long been a traditional way of preserving the juice of the fruit and its properties in Iran’s northwestern region of Azarbaijan.
With the beginning of the harvest season in the month of Shahrivar (Aug 23 to Sep 22), production of raisins, using the traditional “Boulav” method, also begins.
Preparing votive food in the month of Muharram is one of the traditions of Muslims, especially the people of Iran. During the months of Muharram and Safar on the lunar calendar, Shia Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, and also the Fourteen Infallibles.
Shirdong weaving is one of the handicrafts of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in southwestern Iran.
Wedding celebrations have long been held in a traditional way in the town of Kalat in Iran’s North Khorasan Province.
Sormeh or Kohl is one of the ancient eye cosmetics of Iran and Telli is a substance for maintaining the balance of the scalp and protecting the hair.
The Iranian capital, Tehran, is one of the nation’s largest cities and is home to a whole variety of cultures and traditions. However, local dishes of the capital are little known.
In the Kurdish culture, when a boy and a girl fall in love, they pick the best and biggest apple at hand and, as Kurds would say, they make it Mikhak-Riz or Mikhak-Koub, that is nail it with cloves. They then give the apple as a present to the other party and this symbolises love.