Yalda night

Don’t miss out Yalda night! It`s basically the longest night of the year (the last night of Autumn) and Iranian people celebrate it very special. So accept any invitation you get at this night from any local person! And how to get an invitation?! You don’t have to arrange anything in advance, Just be open to […]

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Where is the first human settlement in Iran?

Roman Ghirshman who was a Russian-born French archeologist who specialized in ancient Persia, said that Shushtar is the first human settlement in Iran and dates back to 10,000 years ago. There are myths in Persian oral history which say Hushang (the second Shāh to rule the world according to Ferdowsi's Shāhnāmeh) built the city and [...]
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Abolhassan Kharqhani, Persian mystic

"Whoever enters my place, feed them without asking about their faiths. Because if they were favored by the Almighty God who saw them worthy of the gift of life, then they are certainly worth being fed in the house of Aboul Hassan ". This is the message at the entrance to Abolhassan Kharaghani house. Abolhassan [...]
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Ethnic Groups in Iran

Ethnic groups in Iran[1] Ethnic groups Percent Persians (incl. Gilaks and Mazandaranis) 61% Azerbaijanis 16% Kurds 10% Lurs (incl. Bakhtiari people) 6% Turkmens (and other tribal Turks in Iran) 2% Arabs 2% Baloch 2% Others 1% Reference: Wikipedia

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Iranian Turkmen

Iranian Turkmen are a branch of Turkmen people living mainly in northern and northeastern regions of Iran. Their region is called Turkmen Sahra and includes stantial parts of Golestan. Iranian Turkmens have long time represented a group of semi-nomadic tribes who retained a more traditional way. In Iran lived next Turkmen tribes — Yomut, Goklen, Īgdīr, Saryk, Salar and Teke. Nearly two million Turkmen can be found living along […]

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