Persian Culture & Traditions

RITUALS OF IRAN, MARRIAGE CEREMONY, HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM , 

by Massoume Price
“ I say (these) words to you, marrying brides and bridegrooms! Impress them upon your mind: May you two enjoy the life of the good mind by following the laws of religion. Let each one of you clothe the other with righteousness. Then assuredly there will be a happy life for you”-  Yasna 53.5, ancient Zoroastrian textbook.

The Iranian wedding ceremony despite its local and regional variations, like many other rituals in the country goes back to the ancient Zoroastrian tradition.

MOHARRAM & OTHER RITUALS OF DEATH IN IRAN, A HISTORY by Massoume Price
Life after death has been a major theme with all the religions and the passage from this life into the other has been dealt with in a variety of ways, depending on the particular belief system. The major religions of Iran can be divided into three distinct periods.

Iran’s Contribution to the World

by Badi Badiozamani
Today’s civilization is the product of the genius and contributions of many nations.  Some nations lived for a span of time, contributed to the world and vanished completely from the face of the earth.  Others stopped making any new offerings after a period of time, while some started very early and still continue contributing to the modem civilization.