Entries by Kimia Raghebi

Ramadan 2020; A New Experience in Iran

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and a very important month for Muslims all around the world who highly anticipate and appreciate this month. Muslims believe that it was during this month that the holy book of Islam, the Quran was firstly given by God to the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. However, visiting Iran during Ramadan can be a quite fascinating experience.

Charshanbeh Soori; a Preparation for Nowruz

Charshanbeh Soori is a traditional ceremony targeting both physical and mental health, welcoming the New Year seeing it as a chance of starting over. Many rituals are held during Charshanbeh Soori which I am going to tell you more about them. People celebrate Charshanbeh Soori in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and also the Kurdish people of Turkey annually.

Iran’s Religious Sites: the Beauty of the Mosques

There are many interesting facts about each of these religious sites which in this post I am going to talk about. Religious sites in Iran are not just a mosque in which you can go and say your prayers or pay tribute; they are a source of pride and honor for people. And it has been the case with these religious sites for centuries; this way of feeling and regarding the holy sites is common to all of the people of Iran.

Iranian UNESCO Intangible World Heritages

Apart from historical and cultural monuments that are a source of national pride for the people of their country and also a heritage for the whole world, there are also intangible heritages that shape the cultural world just as great as the former. Thus, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has another list of Intangible cultural heritages that are important for the whole world, and we can say that they shape us all in one way or the other.

Iran; the Land of Poetry

Poetry is loved, appreciated and practiced by Iranians for thousands of years. People of Iran live with poetry. Almost all of Iranian customs and traditions include poetry in one way or the other. Be it the presence of a book of Persian poetry, most commonly the Diwan of Hafez or Shahnameh of Ferdowsi on the Haft-Sin tables that Iranians set for their New Year, or gathering together on Shab-e-Yalda and reading the Poems of Hafez.