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Persian Travel Destinations

Qeshm Island is Iran’s largest and the Persian Gulf’s largest island. It is famous for its Hara marine forests where 1.5% of the world’s birds and 25% of Iran’s native birds annually migrate. Susa (Shush) located north of Ahvaz was Iran’s most ancient city. The Zigurat of Chughazanbil, Darius the Great’s palace, the Jewish prophet […]

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Persian Alphabet

The Persian language is part of the Indo-European language family and is one of the world’s oldest languages still in use today. It has a rich literary tradition with many noted poets.  The people who speak Persian call the language Fārsī which is the Arabic form of Parsi. Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages

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Persian Baby Names

A Persian or Iranian name is made up of a first name and then the last name of the family. Sometimes more than one first name is given.  Many names are taken from Arabic, Greek, Assyrian and Armenian names.  About 10-15% of the names come from a Persian literature book known as Shahnameh which means

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Persian History

The history of Iran is a mix of dynasties and invaders from the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and others.  It is one of the world’s oldest civilizations with historical and city remnants dating back to 4000 B.C. The Medes made the country one nation in 645 B.C.  The Achaemenid Empire (550-330 B.C.) was the first

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Persian Inventions and Discoveries

Persia with its long history has invented many things.  From domesticating the goat and chicken, to the invention of the brick, wine, the lute which led to the guitar, the ziggurat, first banking system and systems of checks to peaches and tulips, the game of backgammon, polo, taxation system, the courier post, spinach cultivation, ancient

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Persian Cuisine

Bread is the most important food in Iran.  It is baked in large clay ovens.  Many dishes are made from dairy products.  Yogurt is a popular food as well as rice dishes that include meats, vegetables and seasonings. Lamb is a typical food. Iranians love the dessert baklava and, of course, tea.   There are many

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Persian Holidays and Traditions

The Persian year begins in the vernal equinox around March 20th when the daylight and night fall are the same length. The Persian Calendar is the official calendar of Iran and Friday is the weekly day of rest. A typical work week is from Saturday to Wednesday. Some of the major public holidays in Iran include Oil

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Persian Arts and Creativity

Iran has one of the richest histories of art in the world.  The people are strong in architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, statues, calligraphy, metal work, and stone masonry. Persian rugs have always been part of the culture. They were the first people to weave carpets in history. Today, Iran makes more carpets than any other country in the

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Persian Flag

The Persian flag is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and green with the emblem of Iran in red centered on the white stripe. The takbir meaning Allah is the greatest in English and Arabic is written 22 times in white on the fringe of both the green and red bands in the Kufic script.  The flag was designed and approved

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Persian Geography

Persia is a large country in the Middle East between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the CaspianSea.  It is bordered by Iraq to the west, Turkey, Azerbaijan’s Naxcivan enclave, Armenia, and Axerbaijan to the northwest, Turkmenistan to the northeast and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the southeast. The winters in Iran are very cold

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Persian Traditions and Heritage

The Persian people are an Iranian people who speak the modern Persian language and other Iranian dialects and languages.  The word Persian means from Persis which is a northern region of the Persian Gulf located in Pars, Iran.  Persians are also found in central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) where they are often called Tajiks

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Persian Culture and Heritage

The Persian people are an Iranian people who speak the modern Persian language and other Iranian dialects and languages.  The word Persian means from Persis which is a northern region of the Persian Gulf located in Pars, Iran.  Persians are also found in central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) where they are often called Tajiks

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Persian Customs and Etiquette

Persian Customs and Etiquette                   Iranians protest compliments and attempt to appear vulnerable in public. They will belittle their own accomplishments in an attempt to appear humble, although other Iranians understand that this is merely courtesy and do not take the words at face value. When they are in public, they must conform to accepted modes

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Persian Fun Facts

–       The for­mer name of Iran was Per­sia, which was in use till 1935. –       Per­sians have a dif­fer­ent lan­guage and iden­tity from the rest of the Middle East. –       Iran is one of the world’s old­est con­tin­u­ous major civ­i­liza­tions, with his­tor­i­cal and urban set­tle­ments dat­ing back to 4000 BC. –       Iran has croc­o­diles. It’s

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Iranian Children’s Day

On October 7th of every year, cartoons of children’s rights are shown, cartoon characters entertain, festivals, events, and much more are held in Iran in recognition of Children’s Day; a day to celebrate health, and the well-being of all children. Murals are painted, arts and crafts create meaning for the children on a second birthday;

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Common Persian Cuisine

There are three main dishes that Persians will more than likely include in a meal. These dishes are; rice, grilled meat, and Persian stew or better known as chelow, kabobs, and khoresh. The kabobs are different types of meat with onions, fruits, nuts, and other grains as well. The rice can be the typical saffron

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Persian Children’s Games

Soccer (Football): The number one game played by all ages and both genders in Iran is soccer. Children love this contact sport, but men usually play professionally only. In this game, there are two sides of a field and two teams. One team must try and get the ball into the other teams goal without

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Persia (Iran) Must See’s

  Ali Qapu Palace: Five floors, 48 meters tall, this palace in Iran is a wonderful tourist attraction designation for all families. It is surrounded by a terrace and held up by wooden columns. Kish Island Beach: White sand, colorful reefs, beautiful fish. This beach is the perfect getaway spot for all families when visiting

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Persian Festivals/Holidays

Nowruz: The traditional Iranian(Persian) new year holiday celebrated by Iranian, Turkic and many other peoples in West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and the Balkans. It lasts for 13 days and the last day is March 21st. During these two weeks, there are plenty of family activities and festivals.

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Sounds of Persia

Traditional Musical Instruments   Daf: a Sufi instrument to be played in Khanghah-s for Zikr music, but has become a popular Persian instrument Dotar: comes from a family of long-necked lutes and can be found throughout Central Asia, the Middle East and as far as the North East of China in Xinjiang as well. Nay:

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