Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Customs and Traditions

Famous delicacies of Ardabil Province

When we hear Ardabil souvenirs and food, what comes to mind are the delicious Sabalan Honey, clotted cream and local butter, but this is only a small part of the diverse world of food souvenirs and handicrafts of Ardabil that you can buy during your trip to this province.

Yaldā Night rituals from north to south of Iran

Yalda Night is a multi-thousand-year tradition which is commemorated by Iranian ethnicities from the north to the south to the east to the west of the country each year.

Yalda celebrated at Tehran brick kilns

Volunteer groups have visited brick kilns in the southern suburbs of the capital Tehran to celebrate with children on the occasion of the last day of the autumn, known as Yalda Night.

“Reshteh Polo”, Yalda Night’s dinner in old Tehran

Perhaps many among the current residents of Tehran do not know that Reshteh Polo, or Persian noodle rice, has been a regular dinner for old residents of Tehran, who were both gastronomes and good-timers, but at the same time easygoing and frugal, on Yalda Night.

Welcoming Yalda 1400

This year, we will celebrate Yalda Night after a very long period of coronavirus restrictions and social distancing.

Yaldā Night with Covid

In Iranian culture, Yaldā is a symbol of being together on the last night of autumn and a warm reminder of the beginning of the cold season: winter.

Nurses Day marked in Iran amid Covid-19 pandemic

Nurses Day marked in Iran amid Covid-19 pandemic

Museum of Iranian ethnic groups in Garmsar

The city of Garmsar is known as “the island of tribes” due to the presence of five great and important Iranian ethnic groups there.

Grapes Harvest and Raisin Production in Kordestan Vineyards

With the beginning of the harvest season in the month of Shahrivar (Aug 23 to Sep 22), production of raisins, using the traditional “Boulav” method, also begins.

Teahouse Paintings: Iran’s History in Pictures

Teahouse paintings present an illustrated history of Iran, i.e., display historical events in the form of pictures.

Iran in Photos: People of Kalat Still Hold Their Weddings in Traditional Way

Wedding celebrations have long been held in a traditional way in the town of Kalat in Iran’s North Khorasan Province.

Sormeh and Telli; Two Traditional Cosmetics Made in Iran’s Shahroud 

Sormeh or Kohl is one of the ancient eye cosmetics of Iran and Telli is a substance for maintaining the balance of the scalp and protecting the hair.

Tirgan; A Splendid Festival of Ancient Persia

The Tirgan Festival, along with Nowruz, Mehregan and Sadeh festivals, is among the most important festivities of ancient Iran, which used to be performed with special splendor.

Original Dishes of Tehran: Nostalgic, Mouth-Watering, Ambrosial 

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is one of the nation’s largest cities and is home to a whole variety of cultures and traditions. However, local dishes of the capital are little known. 

Ista Village: A Rural Community Women Can’t Visit

The Iranian village of Ista is a rural community where locals have a unique lifestyle.

Kotal Bandoon; A Traditional Ritual to Mourn the Dead

Kotal Bandoon is a ritual held at the time of the death of senior members and warriors of the Iranian Baktiari ethnic group coupled with a special ceremony and musical performance.

Borsaq: A Yummy Iranian Kurdish Bread

Borsaq is a delicious type of bread native to Kurdistan province in western Iran.

Millions of Iranians Celebrate Yalda Night in Shadow of Coronavirus

Iranian people from all walks of life celebrated on Sunday night one of the most ancient Persian celebrations called Yalda Night, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, in the shadow of coronavirus outbreak.

Howz: An Architectural Wonder in Traditional Iranian Houses

The small ponds or pools known as howz, once an integral part of houses in Iran, are among the wonders of the Persian architecture.

Women Villagers in Western Iran Earn a Living by Collecting Salt from Rocks

It has been centuries that residents of several villages in the western Iranian province of Charmahal and Bakhtiari have been working at a local salt mine.

Kashan: City of Culinary Delights

Kashan is a beautiful town in the central Iranian province of Isfahan with a very long history and numerous natural and ancient tourist attractions, including its culinary.

Yazd: City of Gourmet Traditional Foods

The city of Yazd in central Iran is mostly known internationally for its historical buildings. Nevertheless, local foods are also a major part of the city’s tourist attractions.

Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.

Sistan and Baluchestan: Home to Wide Variety of Traditional Bread, Pastry

Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran is one of the country’s most amazing and panoramic areas, and home to a whole variety of tropical fruits and local foods.

Bandar Torkaman: A Must-See Port City in Northern Iran

Bandar Torkaman is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.

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