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 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.
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.
As December draws near, all Christians around the world get lost in the middle of joyous crowds in the streets tinted with green, gold, and red. Festivity joy flows in the stores, and everybody gets excited about Christmas tree embellishments and beautiful gifts, both Christians and non-Christians. At the same time, Iranians are thrilled to celebrate such festivity cheerfully. Although Christians have made up less than 1% of the population of Iran, young boys and girls seek the festivity joy of this event.
Iranians have celebrated the longest night of the year for centuries, and on December 21 of each year, they have waited for the sun to come up again and celebrated the dawn of the first day of winter