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.
Knockers are not only decorative accessories hung on heavy wooden doors, they have a special cultural connotation.
Women inside houses had to wear the hijab in the presence of people outside the close family members knocking on the door.
Zurkhane is an Iranian traditional sport which philosophy consists in mental and physical improvement.
The athletes not only build their body muscles, but also improve their morality and behaviour by performing ancestral movements.
“Zoroaster” is the name generally known in the West for the prophet of ancient Iran,
whose transformation of his inherited religion inaugurated a movement that eventually became the dominant religion in Iran up until the triumph of Islam.
Kermanshah, and its predominantly Kurdish population, with some Lor is in northwest Iran.
The city, being the capital of the northwest region, served as a supply base for the northern front against the Iraqi assault and was severely hit during the Iran-Iraq war.
Tehran, the capital of Iran since the 19th century, is now a megapolis of more than 14 million inhabitants. This is the scene where the politic events and social tumultes of the country have happened and made our contemporary history.
Rey, the ancient city which is mentioned in the historical texts is now one of its southern quarters, absorbed by the frenetic development of Tehran.
Its airports, universities and hospitals and commercial centers are the biggest and most modern in the country.