5 mind-blowing Persian expressions! Part 1

Farsi is a very figurative language and some typically Persian expressions are perfect examples of that rich language. Here we go for 5 of the most mind-blowing expressions:   1. “Bemiram barat“/”dardet to junam“: May I die for you / May your pain goes through my body Yep, Persians have a very high sense of sacrifice and compassion! This expression,…

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Do not miss Persian Khatam Kari!

Great news: if you have Persian friends, you can now ask them for a gift! Here is a brief overview of “Khatam Kari”, one of Persian’s most emblematic artistic heritage.   History of Khatam Kari Khatam Kari is the so-called meticulous Persian Art of woodcarving on decorative objects or monuments. Historically, Khatam Kari was such a noble…

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4 strange but delicious Persian food

Persian food is colourful and tasty. But sometimes, it can also be… strange. Here are 4 Persian food that will tickle your taste buds!   1. The “Dough” The dough, which is pronounced “dour”, is a particular drink made of water, yogurt, milk and seasoned with salt and dried mint. Quite a surprising mixture but the…

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Sizdah Bedar: the end of the Persian New Year

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is celebrated the first day of spring. But did you know that the festivities related to the New Year actually last 13 days? Focus on the after Nowruz and its famous Sizdah Bedar! The after Nowruz Nowruz is first celebrated with the close relatives on the first day of Spring. But the very…

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It’s Nowruz! Happy New Year!

Today is Nowruz, the Persian new year! Certainly the most ancestral and symbolic Persian celebration. Happy 1395!   Nowrouz  and the coming of spring Nowruz is the name of the Persian New Year and and it literally means ‘new day’. This celebration dates back to the Historical time where Persia was a Zoroastrian religion, making it one of the most…

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It’s the last Tuesday night of the year!

It’s the last Tuesday night of the year… before Persian new year! And last Tuesday means the famous tradition of “Chahar Shanbe Suri”!   Yes, Persian new year begins way before D-day :  1 month before D-Day Every Persian home starts great spring cleaning, which consists in cleaning thoroughly all over the house: furniture, curtains,…

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Yalda: the night of all lights!

Tonight, light will prevail over darkness! Not Harry Potter nor Star Wars, let me introduce you to the feast of Yalda, one of the most important celebrations in Iran. Believe me, this will cast a spell on you!   From darkness to light “The night of Yalda” celebrates the longest night of the year (the…

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Mysteries of Persian superstitions

Iranians are unique! If you still doubt this, here are 7 typical iranian superstitions that will for sure convince you!   7 typically iranian superstitions 1. Sneezing When someone sneezes, we usually say  “Sabr umad” which literally means “patience has arrived”. This means that it’s better to stop any ongoing actions or decisions and to give a…

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Meet Hafiz, our own Shakespeare

It would take me pages and pages to write about Hafiz. The history and works of this famous poet are deeply rooted in the Persian History and in the daily lives of million of Iranians. More than a poet, a national symbol. Here is a short introduction to Hafiz.   Hafiz is one of the most famous iranian…

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