Category: Culture

Tanbur

Introduction Tanbur is a type of Persian musical instrument or chordophone in which the strings are extended from a long handle to its bowl and is played by the stroke of fingers. It has also been called “Tanbureh”. Today, we can say that it has a longer handle and larger bowl and more bent than Setar musical instrument. Tanbur has mystical and epic features and has been used for playing…

Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Persian New Year celebration is called Nowruz. It takes place in the spring season and people celebrate the first day of the Spring. Read this article to know more about this important celebration. Nowruz is the Persian celebration of the New Year which is held in spring. It’s the most important festival of the year in Iran, and it's a public holiday in many countries such as Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan,…

Themes in Persian Literature

  History and Myths Due to the religious background of the literature in pre-Islamic Iran and the intermingling of ancient Persian myths with Zoroastrianism and also its fusion with the religious Sassanid government history and myth writing has deep roots in Persian literature. In the New Persian language which separated from the Middle Persian after Islam writing literal history and myths have been done repeatedly.  The historical Prose and mythology…

Persian Classical Music

Persian classical music includes instruments, tunes, and songs. It has existed from thousands of years BC. This music has been present in the lives of Persians. Nowadays, more beautiful, understandable and simple classical music are accessible. A large part of the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and Greece have been affected by the impact of this music. Each has had a partial role in shaping it. However, among…

Ethnic Clothes in Iran

  Traditional Clothes in Iran Iran has a long history of civilization, a big population, and a vast territory which results in different ethnic groups having their own special outfit. These clothes differ based on the region and culture of every group. Political and religious beliefs also determine what people should wear and vice versa. In this article, we pay more attention to what different ethnic groups wear; in other…