Nazri

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  • A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram 2019-09-07 19:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

    TEHRAN – A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

  • Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals 2019-09-06 13:37

    Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

    Women in Zilaei village in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province hold special and unique rituals during the month of Muharram.  They wear clothes in black and form a circle. One of them leads others in chanting eulogies. In addition to holding the mourning ceremonies, they participate in preparation of food offerings known as Nazri. On the day of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala, they provide mourners with the Nazri food.

  • Majma-Pela: Traditional Muharram food offerings in northern Iran  2018-09-18 10:17

    Majma-Pela: Traditional Muharram food offerings in northern Iran 

    Majma-Pela, literally meaning cooked rice served in big round tray, is a traditional food offering known as Nazri being observed in northern Iran during the month of Muharram.

  • Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy 2018-09-18 10:16

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy

    Once I grew old enough to figure out the main reasons behind the mourning rituals of Muharram I became genuinely fond of it, as it is not just a month grieve, but a time to heighten the strong sense of intimacy.

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-10-15 08:26

    Nazri distribution, a centuries-old tradition in Iranian village

    TEHRAN — According to a 300-year old tradition people of Bagh-Malek village, Isfahan province, play host to Arazi villagers who come to Bagh-Malek to perform mourning rituals.