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.
The joint wedding ceremony of eight young Turkmen couples was recently held in Dashli Borun District of Gonbad-e Qabus County in Iran’s Golestan Province.
International horseback combat competitions have kicked off in the city of Shiraz in Fars province, southern Iran, bringing together sportspeople from 19 countries.
A festival of local games was recently held in Bojnord, the capital of Iran’s North Khorasan province.
“Majma’eh Gozari” is one of the oldest mourning rituals in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.