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The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)

The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)

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.

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The village of warps and wefts (photos)

The village of warps and wefts (photos)

The village of Ruyin, in the northern province of Khorasan, has 800 families living in it. Most of its men earn their living by farming. The women, as per the old tradition of their ancestors dating back to 400 years ago, carry on with their weaving on traditional looms.

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Iranian folk costumes displayed in Qatar

Iranian folk costumes displayed in Qatar

Folk costumes from Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Morocco have been put on display in Katara cultural village in Doha, Qatar, for the very first time. Iran is showcasing nine of its traditional costumes for women from the regions of Bakhtiari, Luri, Azeri, Khorasani, etc.

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Khorasan Province culture at Europe’s doorstep

Khorasan Province culture at Europe’s doorstep

At a meeting with the CEO of Khorasan Razavi Province’s Cultural Heritage Organization, the Iranian Ambassador to Georgia, Seyed Javad Ghavam Shahidi, said: “Khorasan Razavi Province in northeastern Iran enjoys a rich history and civilization which can prove to be of interest for the Georgians during the cultural organized on the subject in Tbilisi.”  

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Nowruz celebration customs in Khorasan

Nowruz celebration customs in Khorasan

The people of Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, observe their own local traditions during the Nowruz Iranian New Year on the spring equinox, as in all other provinces around Iran. Many of these are in common with other areas in the country, including spring cleaning, buying new clothes, and visiting family and friends.  

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Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.

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Khorasan music week honors dotar musician

Khorasan music week honors dotar musician

Khorasan music week will begin in Tehran tomorrow, honoring dotar player Osman Mohammad-Parast. Khorasan music week celebrates the folk music of Iran and promotes young musicians of the genre. It will run from 5-9 March 2018, sponsored by the Institute of Iranian Arts and Culture. Five music bands will be performing at the event being held in Ferdowsi Hall os the Humanities Forum.  

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Kashan becomes book capital of Iran

Kashan becomes book capital of Iran

Kashan, a city in Isfahan Province, has been selected as the book capital of Iran from a list of finalists for the fourth time. Fars News Agency reports that, in the fourth year of the competition, Kashan made it to list of finalists for the fourth consecutive year. After making second place last year, it was able to make it to the top of the list with forty projects submitted by the city’s Department of Islamic Culture and Guidance to the competition Secretariat.  

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Efforts for global registration, exports of Persian Cat

Efforts for global registration, exports of Persian Cat

One of the pure-bred Iranian pets is the Persian cat. Although it is world famous and has a long history in Iran, its breeding in Iran does not have a long precedence. Keeping the pure-bred Persian cat as a pet has many enthusiasts in the world, and this can become a high revenue business of breeding and exports.

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Germany introduces Persian civilization

Germany introduces Persian civilization

A book on German excavations in Iran in the historical sites of Teppe Pahlevan, Rivi, and the Sassanid Temple of Takht-e Soleiman has been published, entitled “Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.  

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