Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month 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.
Holding wedding ceremonies in the traditional style has been around for thousands of years in Lorestan Province, west of Iran.
People in Hormozgan province in southern Iran have for centuries been practicing special ceremonies and rituals in their marriages and weddings.
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.
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.
Kurdish people of Iran’s Khorasan, who are known as Kurmanji Kurds, have managed to preserve their centuries-old wedding customs, and are still practicing many of them in their ceremonies.
Dances are usually a celebration of life and its happy events, but apparently a version of Kurdish dance called Halparke has its roots in military affairs.
The 17th edition of a festival of local games was recently held in Javaher Dasht village in Gilan province, northern Iran.
The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.