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Traveling to Iran during Nowruz

Traveling to Iran during Persian new year, or Nowruz as a tourist can be both exciting and challenging at the same time.
Chaharshanbe Suri in Iran – Festival of Fire
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Chaharshanbe Suri in Iran - Festival of Fire

Iranians celebrate an old tradition called "Chahar Shanbeh Suri". It falls on the last Tuesday evening of every Persian calendar year. Iranians come out with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy this occasion.
The bride of flowers; a Gilani ceremony to welcome the spring
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The bride of flowers; a Gilani ceremony to welcome the spring

Aroos-e Gooli or Naz Khanoom in Persian, which means the bride’s flower, is a symbol of the spring and the beautiful nature in this season; therefore, they choose their dress from the variety of colors of this season.
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Iranian Preparing To Celebrate Nowruz: The Persian New Year

Nowruz 2019 coming and Iranian preparing to celebrate the Persian new year. Iranian people carry out a thorough cleaning of houses these days and are waiting for the spring.
Tehran Tabiat Bridge
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Top 10 Places To See In Tehran

A list of top 10 attractions in Tehran to encourage you to pay a visit to and examine this modern and also historical urban center! Welcome to Tehran, the city of colorful lights, intriguing sounds and never-ending motion.
NowruzritualsintheIranian KurdishvillageofPalangan
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What is Nowruz? Explained for non-Persians

Nowruz is the Iranian New Year which corresponds to the spring equinox, the first day of spring in the solar calculation of the number of days in a year.
ThetraditionalNewYear’sspread(sofre yehaftsin)featuressevenitemsthatbeginwiththeletterS:sabzeh(sprouts),samanu(pudding),sib(apple),serkeh(vinegar),sir(garlic),senjed(driedoleaster),andsomaq(afruityspice).ThespreadalsotypicallyincludesotheritemssuchasacopyoftheQur’an,amirror,andlivegoldfish.TheIranianNewYear,Noruz,isthemostimportantfestivaloftheyearandiscelebratedbypeoplesfromtheBalkanstoCentralAsiaandIndia.

Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
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Nowruz Rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan

Nowruz in the historical Village of Palangan, Kurdistan. Kurdish People in traditional costumes during the Nowruz Ceremony in the Kurdistan.
‘Panjah Bedar’ Festival in Qazvin, Iran

‘Panjah Bedar’ Festival in Qazvin, Iran

The traditional custom of Panjah bedar is similar to Sizdah bedar, of course it isn’t as known as Sizdah bedar. But it's set yet among Qazvin's people. In this day that is 50th day of new year they go out in order to thanksgiving God because of blessings. They go to city's Mosalla and pray on 19th day of Ordibehesht, then go to the nature and spend some hours by together. So Panjah bedar is a religious-ritual custom. The most of Qazvin people make a simple food that is called Doimaj and it's gredients are dried bread, vegetables, walnut, fried onion and cucumber. In addition, Qazvin people eat watermelon, nuts and fruits in this day and most of them eat Ash reshteh in the afternoon.
Persian New Year festival (Nowruz Bazaar)
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How Does Tehran Look Like During Nowruz?

Nowruz in Iran, During ordinary days of the year you could hardly hear yourself talking as you walk along some of the busy streets of the Iranian capital Tehran. But thanks to Nowruz, Tehran is all peaceful and quiet, as millions of people will be out of town to enjoy the holidays.