Iranian Culture

Standard 22 December 08

Traditional Clothing of Iran

Traditional clothing perfectly reflects the history and costume of a nation.

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Standard 22 December 24

Does Iran celebrate Ramadhan 2023?

Ramadhan is one of the five pillars of Islam, besides the declaration of faith(Tawheed); praying five times a day; alms-giving (zakat); and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).

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Standard 22 November 26

Yalda Night: an Ancient Persian Celebration

Iran is among the oldest countries in the world, with many celebrations, ceremonies, and customs held annually; The Celebration of Shabe Yalda (Yalda Night) is one of them. 

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Standard 22 November 14

Do Iranians Celebrate Christmas?

Christmas, the most beautiful festival of the year for many people, is on its way.

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Standard 22 June 29


Similarly, the Iranian New Year is known as “Nowruz”; literally translating to “New Day”. It signifies the first day of spring, the season of creation and the resurrection of nature. Consequently, Nowruz has an evident relationship to the Bundahishn’s text of primal Creation. Nowruz is not an isolated concept. The spirit of Nowruz becomes palpable among the Iranian people in the days leading up to New Year and continues for several days thereafter. Therefore, to fully appreciate the celebrations of this season one needs to have a comprehensive understanding, not only in regard to the ceremonies of Nowruz, but the related feasts and traditions.

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Standard 19 December 10

Shab-e Yalda, the celebration of the longest night of the year

One of the most ancient Persian festivals is Shab-e Yalda or Yalda Nights. All Iranian around the world celebrate this night with their families and friends on the 21st of December.

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Standard 19 September 04

The Best places for Muharram observances in Iran? (Travel to Iran during Muharram and Ashura)

Traveling to Iran during Muharram, especially on the day of Ashura, is an opportunity to experience the passionate religious ritual in Iran.

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Standard 19 August 01

Persian Miniature; the Breathtaking Flourished Persian Art

Iranian are known for being great artists. When you travel to Iran, in every corner of the country you can find a unique type of handicraft and artwork. Among all of them, one which goes back to at least a thousand years ago is the Persian Miniature.

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Standard 18 September 10

Iranian Nomads with a wide diversity of ethnicity

There is a wide range of ethnicities in the Iranian community. From north to south, and east to west, you can find people with different culture and dialectic. For instance, in the northern part of Iran, beside  the Caspian Sea, there are Gilaki, Mazani, and Turkmen. 

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Standard 18 September 01

Fal-e Hafiz

Hafiz is one of the greatest Persian poets who lived in the 14th century in Shiraz. He is best known for his mystic poems which have had a profound effect on Persian literature and culture.

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Standard 18 August 15

Sizdah be dar

On 13th of Farvardin, (it is coincided with 2nd of April) all Iranians struggle to make the best of this day and complete the memorable holiday of Nowruz.

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Standard 18 August 14

Carrying “Nakhl” in Ashura ritual

After the Safavid Empire was formed and the Shia was chosen as an official religion in Iran in 16th century, various customs were established in many parts of the country to consolidate this religion in our land. 

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Standard 18 August 12

Pateh Weaving Handicraft

In every city in Iran, you can find a unique piece of art which has a history behind. From north to south, and east to west of the country, there are various types of Iranian local handicrafts. 

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Standard 18 August 11

Naqqali, Iranian dramatic story-telling

Naqqali has a long history in Iran and has played an important role to maintain the culture and native traditions of the country. The best oral texts of every language are short stories that come to us from generation to generation like the oral music that the players learn each other. 

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Standard 18 August 09

Ritual dramatic art of Ta’ziye

Ta’ziye is a ritual dramatic art among Iranian traditions which recounts the religious and historical events and mythical stories and folktales. 

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Standard 18 August 07

Avincenna the Persian Philsopher

Avicenna (Ibn Sina) was a Persian physician and philosopher who profoundly influenced medieval Islamic philosophy, 

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Standard 18 July 01

Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals

Pahlavani and Zoorkhaneh rituals are one of the Iranian traditional sports that has been practiced since ancient time. 

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Standard 18 June 28

Iranian Folkloric Dance

Local dances in every corner of Iran, are not only beautiful but have signs of mysticism, prayer, and martial arts. 

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Standard 18 May 23

Molla Sadra, the most influential Islamic philosopher

May 22nd is known as a respect day of Molla Sadra in Iran who is the most influential Islamic philosopher, theologian, and mystic during the past four centuries, and led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century.

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