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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.

Guide to Chaharshanbe Suri

Chaharshanbe Suri is one of the most important festivals in Iranian culture which happens annually on the last Wednesday of the Iranian month of Esfand, where people commandeer roads and alleyways and sometimes even parks to celebrate the…

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