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Iran is planning to hold cultural ceremonies to honor the memory of Imam Hussein (AS).
On the occasion of Nowrouz it is a custom in Iran to exchange gifts with family members and friends. It is a tradition that promotes love, affection, kindness and friendship …
Millions of Persian-speaking people around the world are preparing to celebrate the Persian New Year by holding traditional Nowruz festivities.
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:36

The Healing Properties of Rosewater

Rose water is the essence obtained from a flower called Damask rose. Rose water is considered as a relatively cheap byproduct.
Noruz is a time of rejuvenation in Iran. It’s a time for spring cleaning, planting flowers in the garden and buying new clothes. A few days before Noruz, a remarkable …
The Iranian wedding ceremony despite its local and regional variations, like many other rituals in the country goes back to the ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Though the concepts and theory of …
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 05:38

Food in Daily Life of Iranians

As one might expect from Iran's geographic situation, its food strikes a medium between Greek and Indian preparations. It is more varied than Greek food, and less spicy and subtler …
Saturday, 21 December 2013 14:42

Yalda in ancient times

Zayeshmehr, also known as Yalda and Shab-e Chelleh in Persian, is celebrated on the eve of the first day of the winter (December 21-22) in the Iranian calendar.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:39

Yalda symbolizes Iranian culture

Yalda has potential for global registration, said the head of Regional Center for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Western and Central Asia.
Saturday, 14 December 2013 13:41

Yalda Festival underway

Yalda Festival is being held in Tehran’s Mosalla (Grand Prayerground) during Dec. 11-20, said the secretary of the festival.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:33

Ashura Rituals

Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), on Ashura, which is 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram.
Monday, 11 November 2013 13:41

Tehran hosting Ta’zieh performances

Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Complex is hosting performances of Iranian passion play, Ta’zieh, programmed for the first ten nights of the lunar month of Muharram.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:28

Ta'zieh: Iranian Passion Play

Ta’zieh is an Iranian passion play that reenacts the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in the desert of Karbala in 7th century.
The seventh edition of the Culture Festival of Iranian Tribes was inaugurated in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan in Golestan Province on Monday.
Saturday, 28 September 2013 13:07

Iranian ethnic groups

There are many ethnic groups living in various parts of Iran.
Monday, 16 September 2013 10:22

Kilim: Embodiment of Iranian art and culture

Kilim or rough hand-woven floor mat is one of the most distinguished embodiment of Iranian culture and art, which date back to the Parthian Period. Of the important types, one …
Sunday, 08 September 2013 08:25

170 Gilan foods identified

About 170 local foods have been identified in Gilan province, said the deputy head of the province’s cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism department for cultural heritage, Iran Daily reported.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:09

Golestan to host Tribal Culture Festival

The Seventh International Festival of Iranian Tribal Culture will be held in Gorgan’s International Fairground in Golestan province during Aug. 29-Sept. 2, Iran Daily reported.
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:45

Turkmen Handicrafts

Handicrafts are of paramount importance to Turkmen, as they are a source of livelihood alongside agriculture and animal husbandry. Carpet weaving and felting are the main sources of income for …
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:13

Tehran hosting Iranian nomads’ festival

The life and traditions of a number of Iranian tribes have been represented during an exhibition mounted in the capital city of Tehran, Press TV has reported.
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