Dom-Dom Sahari: Ritual to Wake People at Dawn in Ramadan

The "Dom-Dom Sahari" ritual is among the rites performed in southern Iran in order to wake up people before dawn to say their prayers and eat Suhur (meal eaten at dawn before starting one's daily fast).

Iranian Artist Uses Nomadic Life to Create Unique Sculptures

An Iranian artist has put on show the life of the country’s nomadic people through the centuries in the form of sculptures inspired by nature and nomadic lifestyle.

Dozens of Flood-Hit Couples Hold Wedding Ceremonies in Iran

A group of flood-hit couples in the northern Iranian province of Golestan has celebrated their weddings in makeshift camps despite all the hardships.

Iran, Turkmenistan Celebrate Nowruz near Common Border

Iran and Turkmenistan have held a joint ceremony near the common border of the two countries to celebrate the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

People in Northern Iran Celebrate Nowruz with the Dead

The ceremony of celebrating Nowruz with the Dead is held every year in the village of Saqandin Kola in Sari County of Mazandaran province on the first Friday after the 13th of Farvardin which is the first month of the year in Iranian calendar.

Chugha; Hand-Woven Sleeveless Coat for Iranian Nomads

Chugha or Chukha is a sleeveless coat woven by tribal women for male nomads in southwestern Iran, particularly the Bakhtiari Lur people.

Chickpea Cookie; Favourite Home-Made Sweet for Nowruz

Chickpea cookie is one of the most popular sweets baked for the Persian New Year holidays.

Bakhtiari Tribe Still Faithful to Traditional Wedding Rituals

One of the most beautiful customs of the Bakhtiari people of Iran is their wedding ceremonies, which are held in the open air and in the heart of nature.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Women in Bushehr Make Delicious Breads to Welcome Nowruz

Housewives in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr welcome the advent of the Persian New Year by making different types of bread.

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