The 40th day of winter: Kurdistan Celebrates Pir Shaliar – in pictures

The festival of Pir Shalyar is an old traditional ceremony in Kurdistan associated with the pre-Islamic, Zoroastrian times. It is held on the 40th day of winter. 

Pir (also translated as saint), Shaliyar is believed to have cured the daughter of the king of Bukhara; the ceremony intends to mark their marriage.

Uraman Takht, the city hosting the festival, is located in the eastern part of Marivan, Kurdistan.

Hormoz and its People – in picture

With colourful coastal soils and kind, simple and friendly people, Hormoz Island is a stunning blend of culture and natural beauty. Join Anahita Ahmadi for a quick tour of the Island.

This is a photo of a young Kurdish girl living with her tribe.

Sheep Shearing Amongst the Nomads of Kurdistan – in pictures

Anahita Ahmadi travelled to distant lands of Kurdistan to observe a small portion of Iranian Nomads’ life. Iranian nomads work extremely hard, but they also lead extraordinary lives with individual and unique dreams. Anahita has provided us with the opportunity to take a short glance at their mysterious lives.

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