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Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

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.

People in Desert Areas Mark Yalda Night with Special Rituals

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.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

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, One Village Registered by World Crafts Council

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).

Iranian Art of Tobafi to Be Inscribed by World Crafts Council

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 Tea: Delicious Autumn Drink with Medicinal Properties

Jujube is a fruit with numerous therapeutic properties which can be used in different forms, particularly as tea mixed with other ingredients.

Nayband; A Unique Village in Heart of Iran Deserts

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.

Qurut; Special Dish Made in Eastern Iran

Qurut is a local dish with a special purple colour which is originally made in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. The food was inscribed on July 14 in the country’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

South Khorasan; Well-Known Centre of Diverse, Traditional Handicrafts

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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