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Ultimate Iran Travel Guide 2019

Welcome to the ultimate Iran travel guide. In this article, you will find all the necessary information for your journey to Iran. Our goal has been to cover all the necessary information for individuals planning to travel to Iran. By providing up-to-date and relevant information which is created and maintained by locals, we hope this [...]
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January 2019 Newsletter

Similarities Between New Year's Eve (Gregorian Calendar) and Nowruz (Iranian Calendar) On January 1st, a very large portion of the world will gather around to bring in the new year. But did you know that the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) is also just around the corner? Nowruz falls on the spring equinox, usually around March [...]
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Wedding Traditions in Iran

A wedding ceremony in Iran has lots of traditions that families should consider doing. At first, the groom’s family goes to the bride’s house with flowers and pastries in order to propose. After this formal meeting, if the answer was yes, then the real work begins. The groom’s family must go to the bride’s house [...]
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The Bedkhem Church

The Bedkhem (Bethlehem) Church is an Armenian Apostolic church in the Jolfa quarter in Isfahan, Iran. The city itself is nicknamed Nesf-e Jahān, “Half of the World,” so that puts this church in the center of the world. History This church is built in Safavid dynasty in Shah Abbas I era, by famous Armenian merchant [...]
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A Brief Introduction to Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. For more than thousands of years (600 BE - 650 CE), Zoroastrianism was a state religion of Pre-Islamic Iran, known as Persia. The Iranian prophet and religious reformer called Zarathustra (Zoroaster), is regarded as the founder of the religion. The most important texts of the religion [...]
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Vank Cathedral

Introduction The Armenian Quarter of Isfahan, Jolfa, has been home to one of the highly respected minorities in Iran. Jolfa is among the most famous neighborhoods in the city. Its liveliness and numerous cafes has made it the perfect spot for many locals and tourists to spend time in. Iranian Armenians have been residing in [...]
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The Persian Qanat

A Qanat which literally means ‘channel’ in Persian is an underground tunnel that directs fresh water from a source in the mountains to an opening at a lower altitude for the purpose of irrigation. The Qanat is an ingenious and sustainable way to easily provide a reliable supply of water to all societies living in [...]
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Make Friends!

Get out there, talk to people, and Iran WILL be unforgettable and maybe even life-changing. In a lot of ways, visiting Iran is like a Cuban cigar…it’s a big deal mostly for Americans. There are Western tourists (mostly Germans, French, Italian, Brits, and Dutch).

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Taarof

The thing about Taarof is that it can put you (and a local) in an awkward situation if you’re not familiar with it. Many social behaviors in Iran are influenced by the tradition of Taarof, which involves politeness as a form of respect. It is form of exaggerated politeness. Should you encounter a shopkeeper or […]

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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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