• Dorood is a common greeting in Persian. We present to you some interesting information about Iran.

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    Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is a Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages.

    Here we will share some amazing facts about the Persian language and Iran,

    You will find some similarities between the Persian language and French maybe because of the long historical relationship between Iranian and French people. For instance, “Thanks” in Persian can be expressed with the help of the word "مرسی" (Mersi) and Merci in French, which is a minor difference.

    Farsi language and Dari language, both are Persian. Farsi can be understood by a Dari speaker and vice versa, whether spoken or written form.

    Poetry plays a very important role for Iranian and famous quotes and verses from their great poets are recited in everyday life.

    The weekend in Iran is Thursday and Friday. Thursday is like Saturday, banks and shops are open but some offices are closed, while Friday is like Sunday.

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    Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals are some of the ancient traditional sports in Iran which is listed on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage.

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    The habit of drinking tea is an essential part of Iranian culture. Iranian tea is brewed black tea without milk. Here, people love tea so much that Tea is served at every gathering in Iran and most Iranians drink tea after each meal.

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    If you visit Iran you must experience the authentic culinary delights that are made with rich ingredients. Here are few examples of Iranian cuisine, Dizi a.k.a. ‘Abgoosht’, a meat and bean broth dish; Ash Reshte (soup), Kebabs (Grilled Dishes), Khoresht Gheimeh, beef and split pea stew made with dried limes; Zereshk Polo Morgh, a rice dish; Baghali Polo (rice dish), Fesenjan, Ghormeh Sabzi, a dish made from lots of herbs, kidney beans, and lamb; Chelo kabab Koobideh, Tahchin, an Iranian rice cake; Pashmak, Kachi, Kolompeh, Saffron Ice-Cream and Faloode.

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    Many festivals take place in Iran around the year which holds the essence of their vibrant culture. Some of the festivals are Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration; Kashan Rosewater Festival, Chaharshanbe Suri, Sizdeh Bedar, Mehregan Festival; participating in such festivals may give you a fresh perspective about the country.

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    Iran is home to bountiful culture, history, and nature. Some happening tourist hotspots are Persepolis, Valley of the Stars, Chogha Zanbil, Anzali Lagoon, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Hormoz Island, Hafez Tomb, Golestan Palace, El Goli, Bisotun, and Taq-e Bostan.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Iran, let us all know!

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