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Customs & Holidays

Iran has many religious holidays dedicated to Muslim Shia saints as well as other bank holidays dating back thousands of years. Living in Tehran guides you through the Persian calendar with tips on where to see the best the city has to offer throughout the year.

Ramadan in Iran: 2023

Ramadan in Iran Ramadan (pronounced Ramazan by Iranians) is a significant time for Muslims in Iran and is observed as a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection. The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar…

Khāne-takānī: Runup to Nowruz

Preparing Houses for Nowruz: Khāne-takānī Nowruz is a major holiday in Iran, marking the start of the Persian new year and the arrival of spring. One of the key traditions associated with this holiday is the practice of "shaking the house…

Iran visa tips and facts

Travelers entering Iran from June 2022 will only need proof of a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of flying) or two doses of a vaccine at least two weeks earlier.According to the latest rules listed by the Iranian government, you do…

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