Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Traditions and Festivals

  • Yalda – Shab-e Cheleh

    Yalda, a Syric word imported into the Persian language by the Syric Christians means birth (tavalud and melaad are from the same origin). It is...

  • Astrology

    Astrology is an occult practice that originated in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. The oldest records belong to the 2nd millennium BC, Old Babylonian...

  • five daily prayers

    The second pillar of Islam is the religious duty to perform five prescribed daily prayers or salat. All adult Muslims are supposed to perform five...

  • Zoroastrianism

    The Achaemenian kings could rule their vast empire only because they respected and officially accepted the religions of the different city states and countries as...

  • Norooz History – New Years Roots

    The word Norooz meaning New Day, is the most anticipated and favorite celebration for Iranians. It occurs exactly on the Spring Equinox. This occasion has...

  • mehregan

    Zoroastrianism was the religion of Iran before the conquest of Islam in the seventh century AD. The architect of this religion, Zoroaster created many feasts...

  • Iranian Religion

    Jafari Shia Islam has been the official religion of Iran since the 16th century. Followers of Shia Islam differ with Sunni Muslims in beliefs (see...