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Village and Rural Life

UN Rewards Iranian Woman for Creativity in Rural Life

The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), one of the UN’s advisory arms in women’s affairs, has presented its award for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life to Ziba Azizi from Sistan and Baluchestan province, south-eastern Iran.

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Raheleh Ahmadi is an Iranian woman who has given up living in the city and departed for a remote village to turn it into an ecotourism destination, providing inspiration for the local women.

Jahan Nama Village; A Tranquil Summer Resort North of Iran

Jahan Nama, a village located in a protected area of the same name in Golestan province, northern Iran, is a beautiful place far from the uproar of the everyday urban life.

Fabulous Village of Masuleh Hosts Parkour Contest

Parkour practitioners recently gathered in the unique village of Masuleh in Iran’s Gilan province to take part in a fierce competition.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Museum of Rural Cultural Heritage

The Rural Heritage Museum in northern Iranian Gilan province is the country's only open-air museum set up to preserve rural culture and architecture.

Festival of Local Games Held in Northern Iran

The 17th edition of a festival of local games was recently held in Javaher Dasht village in Gilan province, northern Iran.

Brides in Northern Iran Receive Special Gifts in Ancient Ceremony

The big ceremony of giving gifts of Eid to newlywed women is an old tradition that has been practiced by Iranians since ancient times. The ceremony is mostly held on auspicious days and Eids, including Nowruz (Persian New Year), Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, etc., to give gifts to brides.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Hanam Village in Lorestan

Hanam is a beautiful village located 25 kilometres south-east of Aleshtar in Lorestan province, western Iran.

Makhunik Village; The Mysterious Land of Lilliputians

Makhunik, also known as the land of Lilliputians, is a unique village in eastern Iran which dates back to hundreds of years ago.

Aqda Village; A Historical Gem in Heart of Iran

The historical village of Aqda is located 40 kilometres from Ardakan in Iran’s central province of Yazd.

Iranian Villager Uses TV Sets to Build His Strange House!

A photo that has gone viral in the social media shows a man in an Iranian village building his small house in a strange but creative way.

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.

Taj-Mir Village; A Centre of Iranian Dolls

Taj-Mir is a village in the Central District of Sarbisheh County of Iran’s South Khorasan Province near the Afghan border. In this village, locals make such beautiful dolls that the place is now considered as the country’s hub of dolls.

Iran’s Bojnourd Hosts Festival of Local Games

A festival of local and traditional games of Iran’s North Khorasan Province was recently held in the north-eastern city of Bojnourd.

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Rural, Nomadic Lifestyles

The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Photo Exhibition in Tehran Compares Nomadic Life in Iran, Italy

The photos of the lifestyle and culture of Iranian nomads taken by an Italian photographer have been recently put on a comparative display along with those taken from Italian nomads.

Korit Village; A Historical Attraction in Middle of Iran Deserts

Korit, also known as Lower Ebrahim-Abad, is a historical village in the Central District of Tabas County in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran.

Qashqai People; Original Nomadic Pastoralists of Iran

Qashqai people live in Southern Iran. While most of these nomadic pastoralists are of Turkic origins, Lurs, Kurds and Arabs are also found between them.

Joy of Checking into Iran’s First Mud-Hut Hotel

It has been a couple of years since Iran’s first mud-hut hotel was opened to tourists in the city of Ghalehganj in southern Kerman province, southeast Iran.

Iranian Centenarian Leading Simple Life with Octogenarian Wife

A 121-year-old Iranian man with dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren leads a simple life in in old village in the south of the country.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Shamilarzan Village

Shamilarzan is a village in Talesh Country of Gilan province, northern Iran. While only 239 people live in this village, it annually hosts hundreds of tourists.

Symphony of Colours in Iran’s Local Wedding Ceremonies

Bakhtiari people, a tribe inhabiting the southwestern provinces of Iran, wear colourful clothes at their wedding ceremonies and dance in groups to folklore traditional songs called ‘Dovalali’ (groom and bride) in local dialect.

Iran’s North Khorasan, Land of Tribal Treasures

North Khorasan province in northeastern Iran is among the regions that are called “The Land of Treasures of Tribes”. People in this province live in nature in spite of the deprivation and drought.

How Tuyserkan Turns into Hub of Furniture Manufacturing in Iran

Tuyserkan County in the western province of Hamadan is known as the hub of Iran’s furniture manufacturing and wood carving thanks to its large number of walnut trees and the creative and hardworking people living there.

Qouch-Gozar; Traditional Ceremony for Iranian Shepherds

Qouch-Gozar is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.

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