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Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran’s Karun River

Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.

Khulak Weaving Thriving Again in Iran’s Sistan as Lake Hamun Revives

Khulak weaving, the art of weaving a special type of curtain using reeds, is a profession practiced by many people living near the Hamun Lake in the underdeveloped Sistan and Baluchestan Province, south-east of Iran.

National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

Iranian people on Sunday commemorated the National Day of Shah-e Cheragh, which is a cultural occasion marked every year across the country in honour the brother of eighth Shiite Imam.

Qamsar, Hub of Rosewater Extraction in Iran

Special ceremonies are annually held in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.

Special Ramadan Traditions Practiced in Iran’s Hamadan Province

The holy month of Ramadan is coupled with special customs and traditions in towns and villages in the central Iranian province of Hamadan.

Baking Bread at Home All the Rage in Iran amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The custom of baking traditional home-made breads, which had long been forgotten in many Iranian cities, has revived amidst the outbreak of coronavirus.

Ramadan Traditions in Northwestern Iran

People in western and northwestern Iran have interesting customs and traditions to mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.

Iranians Latch onto Homemade Bread under Self-Quarantine

As the Iranian people have self-isolated amid the outbreak of coronavirus and have become obsessed by the health tips in the purchase of groceries, many families have decided to bake homemade bread to avoid getting out and buying from the bakeries.

Free Coffee Served in Iranian City to Celebrate Religious Feast 

According to an old custom, people in the city of Zavareh in Iran’s Isfahan Province serve free coffee in celebration of the mid-Sha'ban Islamic feasts every year.

Iranians Spend ‘Sizdah Bedar’ at Home to Contain Coronavirus

The coronavirus has forced Iranians to change their traditional habit and stay home this year on the ancient national festival of Sizdah Bedar or the Nature's Day.

Qashqai Wedding; Unique Ceremony of Iranian Nomadic People

One of the happiest and most indigenous celebrations in Iran is the Qashqa'i wedding. The people of this tribe do their best to hold a glorious ceremony.

Walnut Cookie; A Tehrani Sweet for Nowruz

Walnut cookie is one of the sweets usually served during Nowruz. It has been made at home since old times, especially by the residents of Tehran.

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.

Haft-Seen: Permanent Fixture of Nowruz

A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft-Seen.

Dishes Served in Iran during Nowruz: Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

As a common practice among the people of different cultures or the first days of New Year, Iranians serve their traditional dishes, such as Sabzi Polo, on the initial days of Nowruz.

Women in Ardabil Throw Old Shoes into River ahead of Nowruz

Iranian people observe many traditional customs ahead of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. One of them is a ceremony called “No-Usti” held in Ardabil on the last Wednesday of Iranian calendar year.

Tehran Gets More Colourful for Nowruz Despite Corona Outbreak

Despite the problems caused by the Coronavirus, Tehran municipality's programs are underway as before.

Coronavirus Cancels Nowruz Events, Shuts Down Museums across Iran

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran has forced the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism to abort the nationwide Nowruz celebrations and enforce the closure of all museums as well as the cultural and historic sites in the new year’s holidays across the country.

Iran Calls Off Kurdistan Int’l Nowruz Celebrations over COVID-19

Iran has cancelled the Nowruz international celebrations which were to be held in Kurdistan province due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the Islamic Republic and the region.

Kulaneh Ash; Nutritious Broth from Iran’s Kermanshah

Kulaneh Ash is one of the traditional dishes of Kermanshah province in western Iran that is cooked on the occasion of the first tooth growth in children or in the cold season of the year to strengthen the body and prevent the cold.

Hut Hotels of Ghalehganj; Unique Attraction for Tourists

The first hut hotel of Iran which opened in the underprivileged city of Ghalehganj in 2016, is now a symbol of the development of city, and it is now known for this hotel.

Sangak: Traditional, Nutritious Bread of Iran

Sangak is a traditional type of bread which seems to be common only in Iran, hence can be called the country’ national bread.

Iran’s Qeshm Island; Major Hub of Tourist Attractions

Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub which has the capacity to absorb more domestic and foreign travellers.

Hamadan to Host ‘Splendid Iran’ as Chinese Tourists Arrive

An Iranian official says a national event entitled “Splendid Iran” will be held in Hamadan Province from 24 January to 9 February, when a host of Chinese tourists are expected to arrive as the event coincides with the New Chinese Year.

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