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.
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.
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.
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.
Qelyan, Chicha, Hookah, Narguilé, Water pipe, this is what is called this traditional tobacco smoking apparatus found in West Asia and North Africa.
It comes in various shapes and materials, but it works almost everywhere the same: tobacco is placed on hot charcoal, …
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.
The Royal treasury, probably an unparalleled collection in the world is currently housed in the basement of the Iran Melli Bank.
The accumulation of this treasure dates back to the Safavid era in the 17th century. After the conquest of India by Nader Shah, …