Customs and Traditions
The latest reports and photos of various customs and traditions
Every spring, people in Ab-e Ask, a village near the city of Amol in the northern province of Mazandaran, host a 600-year-old ceremony called "Varf Chal", literally translated as "snow storing".
Ouraman Takht, a small town with a population of 2,000, lies near the city of Sarvabad in Kurdistan Province. It is known for its history, and for its Pir Shalyar ceremonies. Ouraman seems to be as old as time itself – documented sources date it back more than 1,300 years. Based on locals’ claims, the ceremony has been performed for nearly 900 years.
Humans should be committed to lofty human objectives and should empathize with those who have been subjected to social harms, the bride said.
These dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.