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Iranian Preparing To Celebrate Nowruz: The Persian New Year

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Nowruz 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.
Azadi Tower in Tehran. Photo by Robert Schrader

2020 is an Amazing Year to Visit Iran. Here’s Why.

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Whether in 2020 or anytime in this new decade, the best time to visit Iran is as soon as you can go! Media narratives (and US presidents, hopefully) will change, but Iran (and Persia before it) has stood for literally thousands of years.
All About Haft-Sin: The 7 ‘S’ of Iranian New Year

All About Haft-Sin: The 7 ‘S’ of Iranian New Year

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Haft-Sin is an ancient Persian tradition which represents 7 beautiful symbols to celebrate the beginning of the Iranian new year.
Nowruz Sayyad A New Day for the Prey and the Hunter

Nowruz Sayyad: A New Day for the Prey and the Hunter

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Each year with the beginning of the main fishing season in late July, local people in Qeshm island of Iran celebrate a very ancient ritual.
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Traveling to Iran during Nowruz

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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

Chaharshanbe Suri in Iran – Festival of Fire

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Chaharshanbe Suri in Iran all meaning good health or ripeness, supposedly obtained by jumping over it, is an ancient Persian.
The bride of flowers; a Gilani ceremony to welcome the spring

The bride of flowers; a Gilani ceremony to welcome the spring

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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.
Tehran Tabiat Bridge

Top 10 Places To See In Tehran

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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

What is Nowruz? Explained for non-Persians

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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

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Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
NowruzRitualsintheIranian KurdishvillageofPalangan

Nowruz Rituals in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan

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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

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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)

How Does Tehran Look Like During Nowruz?

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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.