Irna Customs & Traditions

"People Dancing at Nowruz" Tangi Sar Village, Kurdistan Province, Iran Mosleh Pirkhezranian (© 2018 - IRNA) "Haft-Seen" The 7 symbolic foods which starts with the sound /S/ in Persian are put together by families at Nowruz. They include Sib (apple), Sir (garlic), Samanu (a food made from wheat), Sabzeh (grown wheat), Serkeh (vinegar), Senjed (Persian olive). Faraj Samadi (© 2017 - IRNA) "Chaharshanbe Suri" Iranian festival on the eve of the last Wednesday before Nowruz. On this night, people make fire and set off fireworks. Tehran, Iran Mohammad Babaei (© 2017 - IRNA) "Yalda" or "Chelleh Night" National celebration on the longest night of the year. Families gather together, eat pomegranate and watermelon, and read Hafiz poems. A village near Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran Raheleh Hesari (© 2019 - IRNA) "Summer Chelleh" Celebration in parts of Iran on the longest day of the year. Zardui Village, Kermanshah Province, Iran Bahman Zarei (© 2019 - IRNA) "Turkmens Dancing in a Wedding Ceremony" Gonbad-e Kavus, Golestan Province, Iran Aliasghar Ghezel Sofloo (© 2018 - IRNA) "Bakhtiari Wedding Ceremony" Women with traditional dresses attend a wedding ceremony in Bakhtiari Tribe Kuhrang County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran Maryam Alemomen Dehkordi (© 2019 - IRNA) "Festival of Local Games" Langar Village, Mazandaran Province, Iran Vahid Khademi (© 2018 - IRNA) "Cultural and Sports Festival of Nomads in Qara Qayah" Qara Qayah, Ardabil Province, Iran Seyed Kazem Yusefi (© 2019 - IRNA) "Picking saffron" Growing saffron is popular in Iran. The lifespan of saffron flowers are 3 or 4 days and they need to be picked early in the morning. That's why picking saffron is a collaborative job. Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi (© 2020 - IRNA) "Rice Harvesting" Rice is an important ingredient of many Persian dishes. The harvesting is traditionally a collaborative job in villages. Gilan Province, Iran Mojtaba Mohammadi (© 2009 - IRNA)