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Zoorkhaneh and Varzeshe-Pahlevani

Varzeshe-Pahlevani (Varzeshe-Bastani) is an Iranian sport that dates back to ancient Persia. It is a combination of martial arts, strength training and music. Way before bodybuilding, Persians used to practice weightlifting in Zoorkhaneh. We can see this tradition present in ancient Iranian stories. In the epic of Rustam, the hero of Shahnameh (a poetic masterpiece [...]
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Iran Cultural Events & Festival

Cultural Events Iran holidays are mostly around the Islam religion, with most celebrating a holiday or event. Festivals vary greatly by region due to Iran’s multi-ethnic make-up. Visitors should note that when watching or participating in any religious event, conservative dress is a must and women are wanted to cover their hair. Ask your tour [...]
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Chahar Shanbeh Soori (Persian fire festival)

The eve of the last Tuesday of Iranian calendar is considered as Chahar Shanbeh Soori or Festival of Fire. People in all parts of Iran celebrate this festival with light and fire. As a result, you can see bonfires being lit up in almost all the public places. People in Iran celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Soori [...]
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Muharram – One of the Muslims Sacred Months

What is Muharram? Iran is an Islamic country and for that, you may face a lot of religious ceremonies or mournings. One of the biggest of these religious events is Muharram. History, Story and Significance of Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and it means “forbidden”. It is one of the [...]
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