There are a number of streets and neighbourhoods in the Iranian capital where Christians, mostly Armenians and Assyrians, are in the majority. Christians, and even Muslims, annually go shopping on these streets ahead of new Christian year.

Here are ISNA and Shabestan’s photos of Christmas shopping in Tehran:

 

 

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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