Members of a terrorist group opened fire on the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, yesterday morning in a deadly attack. The terrorist group were hiding in a park and building behind the parade stand, from where they shot at the soldiers taking part in the ceremony.
As the ‘Ashura mourning ceremonies approach, the ‘alam making blacksmiths shops get busy again in the tradition of their ancestors to make the traditional signs. They use thin sheets of steel to cut out cypress trees that bounce and move back and forth and bow down as a sign of respect in front of the Almighty and the Masoum.
Northern Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, is one of most important areas where the Kormanj have settled. Groups of this tribe were scattered across Iran over different times in history for political reasons and decision-makings . Khalkhal was one of the regions where these Kurdish people settled down. They are known here as the Korman Kurds and were sent to Khalkhal from the northern Khorasan Province 250 years ago, where they settled from the time of Nader Shah of Afshar.
The finest Aba - a loose outer garment in the form of a cloak that is kept closed neither by buttons nor by belt - is woven in the southern Kordovan village in Bushehr province, Iran, hence called Bushehr aba. It is woven from camel’s hair and is very popular with the wealthy Arabs in the Persian Gulf states.
One of the oldest rituals for the Moharram month of mourning in Ardabil, northwestern Iran, which takes place in the final days of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Arabic calendar is called ‘Tashtgozari’ or lining up the basins.
A show of classic cars has been held at Isfahan’s Naghsh-e Jahan Square, organized by the Province’s Board of Automobile Association. Luxurious and classic cars were put on display for the public to see.
A tent is aised on the last Friday of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar, every year just before the mourning month of Muharram, in Pivehjan village in Khorasan Razavi Province. It invites people to take part in the mourning ceremonies.