COLORFUL IRAN

Six-day baby celebration

December 3, 2017

TEHRAN – A special ceremony is traditionally held by families in different parts of South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, just six days after the birth of a baby.

During the ceremony, all relatives gather at the house of the new parent and the baby name is assigned.

A series of names are written on pieces of paper and put between pages of Holy Quran and the head of family open the Holy Quran to select a name for the baby.

If the baby is a boy, they put a knife beside his cloth and if the baby is a girl, they put a scissor beside her.

They put baby boy on costume of his father and the baby girl in a sieve and gives it hand to hand praying for his or her good fortune and health. 

Various tribes and ethnic groups who live in different parts of Iran are just like colors, which make a great painting. Iran is home to about 20 ethnic groups who live in different regions of the country.

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