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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.
The “Rawda Khani” or public lamentation is among historical ceremonies annually held in the old part of the city of Abarkuh in Yazd Province, central Iran, during the lunar month of Muharram when Imam Hussein was martyred some 14 centuries ago.
At the end of the harvest season, palm farmers in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan cook the surplus of the dates and use them to make “Doushab” or date syrup.
Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month of Muharram.
Tents have been set up in almost all Iranian cities, particularly those in southern Iran, commemorating the advent of the lunar month of Muharram, when the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, was martyred.
The Persian House is a model that has been developed in recent years and drawn many visitors, but its high price has put off the enthusiasts.
Holding wedding ceremonies in the traditional style has been around for thousands of years in Lorestan Province, west of Iran.
The city of Minab in southern Iran recently hosted the second edition of the Mogh and Moshta Festival, which is held in thanksgiving for the blessing of date harvest.