Traditional local ritual in west-central Iran (PHOTOS)

Traditional local ritual

A photo gallery of a traditional ritual in west-central Iran.

Locals in Mahallat, a city in Markazi Province, get together each year for a traditional ritual where they show their athletic abilities using shovels.

Photos of the ritual by Mehr News Agency on April 18:

 

 

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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