The latest news and views about Iran’s South Khorasan province
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Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.
The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.
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.
A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.
Two Iranian cities and a village have been officially registered by the World Crafts Council for their outstanding handicrafts, said the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).
The World Crafts Council is considering registering an Iranian fabric-weaving art known as Tobafi, which is one of the major handicraft skills and traditional arts of South Khorasan province in northeastern Iran.
Jujube is a fruit with numerous therapeutic properties which can be used in different forms, particularly as tea mixed with other ingredients.
Nayband, a beautiful village located on the road that connects the city of Tabas to Ravar in Iran’s South Khorasan province, is one of the unique examples of the so-called “staircase architecture” in which the roof of a house serves as the yard of the other house.
Iranian handicrafts and traditional arts, with a variety of about 300 types and a multi-thousand-year-old history, are among the most important tourist attractions of the country.
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