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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Traveling Iran during Muharram

Muharram, the first month of the lunar year, has great value among Muslims. In commemoration of the Prophet Mohammad grandson’s martyrdom, Hussein ibn Ali, all Shia Muslims and believers take part in mourning ceremonies. Prophet Muhammad’s family took part in an injustice battel against Yazid, the caliph of the Umayyad caliphate, about 1400 years ago. […]

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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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Pateh (Needlework) in Kerman

Kermani women use colorful threads on a wide piece of cloth, which they call “Ariz (meaning “wide” in Persian)” to make this scarf which is then decorated with very beautiful designs. Pateh Kerman Tree, aigrette, pine, peacock, cypress, and armband are major patterns which are used to weave patehs. Pateh is woven in various types […]

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