Tag Archives: Persian 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 »

Yaldā

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 Yaldā? MK: So it’s the beginning of the winter. So in the winter, nights are going to be longer and days are going to be shorter. They say the night is… 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 »