Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran

Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran
ID : N-3957 Date : 2019/01/09 - 17:14

(Persia Digest) – The largest festival of story-telling by grandmothers is to be held in the city of Meshkin Shahr, northwestern Iran entitled ‘Festival of Khan Naneh Naghili’ with the aim of promoting the old tradition of grandparents telling their children stories.

The event is to be held on 11 January 2019, in the framework of the national festival of Awake Winter at the Dorna tribal eco-camp in Ardebil.

During the festival, a training course also will be held by Iran’s Kiteboarding Association to teach children and teenagers how to fly kites.

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A variety of programs are organized for the festival including making snow sculptures, playing local winter games, and performing folklore and pop music, a show of the most beautiful traditional costumes of tribal and rural children, performing beautiful Azarbaijani dance by Meshkin Shahr art group, and an archery contest wearing traditional costumes.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that story-telling had a significant place in Iran’s history and the country was one of the forerunners of the art of story-telling in the world. Even during the Islamic era, story-telling was one of the most important cultural characteristics of Iranians and was common among them at a remarkable level. Presently, many story-telling festivals on both national and international levels are held in Iran every year.

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