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Christmas in Iran

Christmas in Iran

As Islam is the official religion of Iran and more than 98% of Iranians are Muslims, Christmas is not officially celebrated in the country. However, if you travel to Iran during the last weeks of December or the first weeks of January, there are several places that you can visit to get the Christmas vibe […]

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Iranian Vegetarian Food: A Guide for Vegetarian Travelers

Although vegetarianism is a rather new concept in Iran, going vegetarian in this country is not difficult at all. Meatless diet is not a very common thing in Iran due to the historical, geographical and cultural characteristics of the country, but finding tasty vegetarian food is really easy since there are countless choices for vegetarians […]

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Yalda: Celebrating the Victory of Daylight over Dark

Yalda is an ancient traditional event annually celebrated by Iranians to mark the longest night of the year as the symbol of sun overcoming the dark. Yalda night, also known as “Shab-e-Chelleh” is the last day of the ninth month of the Iranian civil calendar and is elaborately celebrated with families gathering together to read […]

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