Tag Archives: Iranian Tradition


Tarof

Main Piece:  Tarof is basically a form of etiquette in Persian culture that’s extremely important, especially when you are dealing with older generations of Iran— in the younger generations it’s not as important, but in the older generations especially it’s much more important. [laughs] I never know what the first way to introduce this is…. Continue Reading »

Nowruz

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MK). HS: So can you tell me about the Persian New Year? MK: Of course! So we celebrate the beginning our our spring as the beginning of our new year. We call it Persian New Year or “Nowruz,” which… Continue Reading »

Nowruz Celebrations in Lebanon

RA: “Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, and it’s a different time every spring. I was young when we left Iran, so I don’t really remember celebrating Nowruz there. We also never went back there during the spring, so the timing never worked out after we moved. When we lived in the UK, we couldn’t… Continue Reading »

Iranian Gin Rummy

Main description: AB: “Are there any other Iranian card games you can tell me about that are special to you?” DB: “I don’t know. Um. I guess there’s one called Ramee, it’s like the Iranian version of gin rummy. Play it a lot at family reunions with the extended family.” AB: “How is it different… Continue Reading »

Persian New Year Tradition – Superstitions

Piece:  “My community, the Persian community, so Persian new year is on the spring equinox which is the first day of spring, it’s supposed to symbolize the start of the new year, but just like a new beginning, everything is starting to bloom again, so one of the things they do for Persian new year… Continue Reading »