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Kurds in Iran Celebrate Pomegranate Festival

A pomegranate festival was recently held in tourist resorts in Kurdish-majority provinces of western Iran along with other performances and programs.

Zoroastrians in Iran Mark Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival

Mehregan or Mehr Festival is one of the most glorious Iranian festivals annually held from October 8 to 14. Mehregan is the biggest Iranian festival after the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Iran’s Abarkuh Hosts Historical Public Lamentations for Imam Hussein

The “Rawda Khani” or public lamentation is among historical ceremonies annually held in the old part of the city of Abarkuh in Yazd Province, central Iran, during the lunar month of Muharram when Imam Hussein was martyred some 14 centuries ago.

Preparing Doushab; Old Tradition among Iran’s Date Farmers

At the end of the harvest season, palm farmers in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan cook the surplus of the dates and use them to make “Doushab” or date syrup.

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.

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