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Tazieh

08

Apr
2021
Tazieh
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4730

It is a kind of traditional Iranian religious theater, performed on the occasion of the martyrdom of Hossein, grandson of the prophet Mohamed in Karbala in 681 AD.

These performances are intended to commemorate and share the pain of the drama, and the oppressions inflicted by Yazid, the son of Muawyia on the family of the Prophet.

29

Mar
2021
Arranged marriage
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4700

Arranged marriage is a delicate question, often asked by travelers when visiting Iran, but a very cliché and often irrelevant topic for many Iranians.

Arranged marriages exist but represent only a small percentage of marriages in Iran.

04

Mar
2021
Pleasure of Iranians, traveler’s nightmare
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4720

Traditionally the Iranians eat on the floor,

by installing a tablecloth and putting the cutlery on the carpet, in the main room of the house.

02

Mar
2021
The alley of Ghahro-Ashti
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4620

The alley of "sulk and reconciliation" In the old town of Yazd,

there are alleys so narrow that if two passers-by pass each other, they have to stand to the side so that they can pass without jostling each other.

Bread

22

Feb
2021
Bread, the staple food
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4850

For thousands of years, wheat bread has been the staple food of people living in the Iranian plateau.

Despite the introduction of several new food ingredients, it still is the most abundant food on the table and accounts, on average, for 70% of daily caloric intake.

ice-reservoir-kerman

20

Feb
2021
Ice house
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /4640

Ice dump in Kerman is a conical structure made out of straw and clay which covers a big hemisphere reservoir dug in the ground.

It was a place for preserving the ice.