Customs and Traditions
The latest reports and photos of various customs and traditions
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.
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.
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.
The small ponds or pools known as howz, once an integral part of houses in Iran, are among the wonders of the Persian architecture.
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.
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 is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.
For nearly a millennium, quality sultanas (golden raisins) have been produced in an Iranian village which are unique and well-known throughout the country.
Door knockers are among the symbols of Iranian culture that have remained on the doors of old houses in various parts of the country, particularly the Persian Gulf port city of Bushehr.
Khulak weaving, the art of weaving a special type of curtain using reeds, is a profession practiced by many people living near the Hamun Lake in the underdeveloped Sistan and Baluchestan Province, south-east of Iran.
Iranian people on Sunday commemorated the National Day of Shah-e Cheragh, which is a cultural occasion marked every year across the country in honour the brother of eighth Shiite Imam.
The holy month of Ramadan is coupled with special customs and traditions in towns and villages in the central Iranian province of Hamadan.
The custom of baking traditional home-made breads, which had long been forgotten in many Iranian cities, has revived amidst the outbreak of coronavirus.
Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub with great capacity to attract more domestic and foreign travellers.
The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.
As the Iranian people have self-isolated amid the outbreak of coronavirus and have become obsessed by the health tips in the purchase of groceries, many families have decided to bake homemade bread to avoid getting out and buying from the bakeries.
According to an old custom, people in the city of Zavareh in Iran’s Isfahan Province serve free coffee in celebration of the mid-Sha'ban Islamic feasts every year.