Pomegranate Harvest Season Celebrated in Iran’s Yazd

In many Zoroastrian-majority villages of Iran, including those in Roodbar, Qazvin, Gilan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Isfahan, people celebrate the arrival of autumn and its mythical fruit with festivities such as the pomegranate harvest celebration. The ceremony will be held alongside the twin cedar trees of the village.

Another goal of the celebration is to bring people together and keep them away from their daily worries. That said, these festivals include sections such as handicrafts, local achievements, traditional foods, singing indigenous songs, and local sporting events.

The festival is indeed based on the presentation and sale of pomegranate products such as pomegranate juice, pomegranate paste, pomegranate cake and other products.

One of celebrating villages is Mobarakeh; a village in Taft located in the centre of Yazd province. This village is located 2 km from Taft and 2 km from Yazd city. The main feature of this village is the buildings and houses that reflect the lifestyle of the ancient Iranians.

In mid-November, when the pomegranate is harvested, there is a celebration in the village called Pomegranate Celebration in which women wear local clothes and play Daf.

What follows are photos of pomegranate festival retrieved from the Zoroastrian website Berasad:


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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