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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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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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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“My love”, start saying it in Persian!

When it comes to love, Iranians like to play it romantic and poetic! Here are 9 beautiful ways to say “My love” in Persian.   100% love effect guaranted! Persian – or Farsi – is a very rich and poetic language using lots of metaphorical and figurative expressions. Let’s find out some of them expressing love, from basics to the…

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3 tips to blend in among iranians

Politeness and good manners are essential in iranian culture. So if you want to blend in among iranians, here are 3 tips you might want to follow.     1- Always use the polite “you”  In Iran, there are 2 sorts of “you”, just like the “tu” and “vous” in France, or the “usted” in Spanish….

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