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Couple Ties the Knot on Flood Waters in Southern Iran

An Iranian couple in Khuzestan province, south-west of the country, has held their marriage ceremony on flood waters.

Dozens of Flood-Hit Couples Hold Wedding Ceremonies in Iran

A group of flood-hit couples in the northern Iranian province of Golestan has celebrated their weddings in makeshift camps despite all the hardships.

People in Northern Iran Celebrate Nowruz with the Dead

The ceremony of celebrating Nowruz with the Dead is held every year in the village of Saqandin Kola in Sari County of Mazandaran province on the first Friday after the 13th of Farvardin which is the first month of the year in Iranian calendar.

Chickpea Cookie; Favourite Home-Made Sweet for Nowruz

Chickpea cookie is one of the most popular sweets baked for the Persian New Year holidays.

Bakhtiari Tribe Still Faithful to Traditional Wedding Rituals

One of the most beautiful customs of the Bakhtiari people of Iran is their wedding ceremonies, which are held in the open air and in the heart of nature.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Women in Bushehr Make Delicious Breads to Welcome Nowruz

Housewives in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr welcome the advent of the Persian New Year by making different types of bread.

Home-Made Nowruz Cookies Most Popular in Tehran

Just days ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz, Iranian people from all walks of life begin to make home-made cookies as part of a traditional custom.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

People of Zanjan Celebrate ‘Fireworks Wednesday’ in Own Way

Iranian people in different parts of the country mark the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian year by holding various festivities.

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