For Turkmens of Iran, a horse is everything. Their cultural traditions and inherited identity are tied to these beautiful animals.
About Fereshteh Sabetian
Fereshteh Sabetian is a World Heritage Studies graduate, a solo traveler, a coffee enthusiast and a cat lover :)
DOE and NGOs celebrate the big cat, and raise awareness of its critical situation by running a Cheetah Festival.
The Tulip festival is a ten days event in early May each year, in tulip gardens of Garmab, a village 108 Km away from Tehran.
Coffee has a central role in the southern region of Iran. For centuries, coffee has been imported by cargo ships through Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, and as northern regions were adapting the habit of tea drinking, coffee stayed the most popular beverage in the south.
Koshti ba Chookheh (Chookheh Wrestling) is a specific activity of people of Kurdish descent in Greater Khorasan.
A few days to the celebration, families start preparation. They clean up the house and grind wheat and rice for baking cookies.
Hazelnut is an important crop in Alamut region. About 70 villages in this area grow hazelnut, most of it being exported to Europe.
The honey festival in Khansar happens in mid-May, and lasts for a week. There are convivial events along with merchandising booths to sell honey, orchard products and handicrafts.
Rose water extract is present in many aspects of Iranian life. It is commonly used in different kinds of food.
Every year around the month of September, when dates are ripe and ready, a week long harvest festival takes place at Arg-e Jadid in Bam.
The Aash Festival is accompanied by other cultural representations, such as handicrafts, folklore plays, comedy shows, and music.
The Grapes Festival is an event of celebration. It is in fact a full program of artistic and cultural events and lasts for a whole week.
From stunning stories and legends to phenomenal mourning ceremonies, Bushehr has it all, and each event comes with its own music style.
Bonab Kebab festival represents the Bonab Kebab and its traditional preparation method which is inscribed as a national intangible cultural heritage.
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West. It was central to cultural interaction between the regions for many centuries.
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