Entries by Kimia Raghebi

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.

Iran’s Delicious Food Destinations

We will go on a journey together here to learn more about Iran’s mountains and what it would be like to climb the mountains of Iran. The country has two main ranges of gorgeous and diverse mountains, with different kinds of peaks and climates which include beautiful sceneries as well, making the country one of the best sites for hiking and camping.