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Iranian Traditional Medicine Treats Seasonal Depression

Depression in the cold seasons of the year is a disease that many people suffer from. The mood is associated with increased release of the sleep-related melatonin hormone, caused by the shorter duration of the day and lengthy nights. But what can we do to get rid of this mood?

Migrant Kazakhs Hold Traditional Weddings in Northern Iran

Wedding ceremony of the Kazakhs residing in Iran’s Bandar Torkaman, northern Golestan province is held for two days in a completely traditional way.

Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.  

People in Desert Areas Mark Yalda Night with Special Rituals

The Iranian people living in desert areas of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran mark the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year and the winter solstice, by holding various rituals like cooking special dishes and sweets.

Iran Hosts “Yalda, Christmas Festival” to Strengthen Inter-Cultural Ties

The first festival of “Yalda and Christmas” was held in the Iranian capital Tehran on the eve of the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year which has long been celebrated on the last night of autumn by Iranians since ancient times.

Iranians Getting Prepared to Celebrate Yalda Night

Yalda is the longest night of the year in the Iranian calendar, during which Iranians celebrate winter solstice along with their families.

Tehran Hosting Organic Food Fair ahead of Yalda Night

The Iranian capital Tehran is hosting an exhibition of organic food products a few days before the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year celebrated by Iranians across the world based on an ancient tradition.

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.

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