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Old Rituals Inseparable Part of Wedding Ceremonies in Kalat

Wedding ceremonies in the city of Kalat in Khorasan Razavi province, eastern Iran, are still held with special traditional rites and services, usually lasting for three days.

Turkmen Food; New Attraction for Tourists Visiting Iran

Traditional meals cooked in Turkmen communities in Iran are among the most interesting tourist attractions of the country.

Kurds in Iran Hold ‘Bride of the Rain’ Festival

The traditional ritual of praying for rain, also known as the ‘Bridge of the Rain’, is among the ancient traditions in Kurdish-populated regions in northwestern Iran.

Iran Hosts Int’l Festival of Ethnic Cultures

Golestan province in northern Iran recently hosted the 12th edition of an international festival on ethnic cultures with the aim of giving ethnic communities a chance to introduce their cultures and lifestyles.  

Eight Turkmen Couples Hold Joint Wedding in Traditional Style

The joint wedding ceremony of eight young Turkmen couples was recently held in Dashli Borun District of Gonbad-e Qabus County in Iran’s Golestan Province.

Iran Hosting Int’l Horseback Combat Contests

International horseback combat competitions have kicked off in the city of Shiraz in Fars province, southern Iran, bringing together sportspeople from 19 countries.

Local Games Festival Held in Iran’s North Khorasan Province

A festival of local games was recently held in Bojnord, the capital of Iran’s North Khorasan province.

Majma’eh Gozari; Traditional Mourning Ritual in Northern Iran

“Majma’eh Gozari” is one of the oldest mourning rituals in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

Kurds in Iran Celebrate Pomegranate Festival

A pomegranate festival was recently held in tourist resorts in Kurdish-majority provinces of western Iran along with other performances and programs.

Zoroastrians in Iran Mark Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival

Mehregan or Mehr Festival is one of the most glorious Iranian festivals annually held from October 8 to 14. Mehregan is the biggest Iranian festival after the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

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