(Persia Digest) – The registration dossier for “Guileh Mard” traditional wrestling in northern Iran is being prepared for global registration.

“Guileh Mard” has always been a symbol of heroism. Due to its importance in the culture of Guilan Province, it has been registered as an intangible heritage of Iran together with its worship ceremonies.

This traditional wrestling usually takes place at the end of summer when farmers finish their work, during visits by statesmen, or at the end of religious ceremonies.

Until recent years, by tradition, the wrestling took place between a number of athletes during rural weddings in this region.

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