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Iranian Family Making ‘Alamat’ for Generations

Manufacturing Alamat, a symbolic banner made of metal used in Muharram mourning rituals, has become a family profession for the Hosseinis in downtown Tehran.

Local Women Hold ‘Hovay Hovay’ Mourning Ritual in Muharram

Women in the southwestern Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province have their own special ways of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, in the lunar month of Muharram.

Iran: The Land of Curious Villages

There are many villages in Iran which are known for being unusual in some ways.

Tehran Hosting Exhibition of Villagers, Nomads’ Capabilities

The forth Exhibition of Iranian Villagers and Nomads’ Capabilities is currently underway at Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

Staged Photos Depict Hard-to-Believe Iranian Myths

Iranian people, especially those of Bakhtiari tribe, express their insights, viewpoints, and ideas about life by creating their own characters, myths and motifs.

People in Western Iran Hold Midsummer Celebrations

The midsummer is a special day annually celebrated in many parts of Iran including in Zardui village in the city of Paveh in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

Two Iranian Women Break Taboo against Female Singing

Shamshuk and Zobeideh are two Iranian women artists from the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan who have managed to break a long-time taboo against women’s singing.

First Festival of Kurdish Fashion, Costumes Held in Iran

The first regional festival and exhibition of Kurdish Fashion and Clothing has been held in Khosro Abad Mansion of Sanandaj in Iran’s Kurdistan province.

Traditional ‘Locho’ Wrestling Contest Held in Mazandaran

Locho wrestling is a traditional field of Pahlavani sports practiced in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

Yazdi Coffee; Delicate Drink Indigenous to Central Iran

Yazdi Coffee is a traditional type of coffee made in the Iranian city of Yazd. It is a very tasty drink thanks to the long cooking time and the use of cardamom, rosewater and rock candy in its preparation.

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