Esfand | The Magical Gaurdian Herb

Esfand, Epand or Esphand has a strong presence in every Persian house and cultural rituals. Iranians believe that this dried herb has the magical power to stave off harm and avert the negative vibes. Burning Esfand is a supernatural protector against negativity and bad luck. What is Esfand? Esfand is the seeds and dried fruits […]

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7 Best Cafes to visit in Tehran in 2020

Tehran, the capital city of Iran, is full of different types of cafes and coffee houses with different styles and stories. But with a busy schedule and limited time, how can we find a café that suits the best with our expectations? Here is a list of 7 best cafes that you can visit in […]

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10 Persian food items to buy as souvenirs

Among the huge variety of Persian souvenirs that are available in bazaars in Iran, food items can be a good choice. Persian food souvenirs are not only usually more affordable than handicrafts but also are going to be good reminders of your Persian culinary experience in Iran. #Saffron Iranian saffron is one of the most […]

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Persian chickpea cookies | Nan-e Nokhodchi

Persian chickpea cookie or Nan-e Nokhodchi is a light gluten-free cookie that is one of the most favourite sweets for the Persian New Year. Alongside the preparation of Haft-Sin table and New Year’s special meal, Sabzi-Polo-Mahi, Persians have a tendency to make sweets and pastries. Iranians believe that these pastries can bring good fortune. As […]

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Nowruz | Persian New Year Explained

What is Nowruz? There is something about spring and the power of new beginnings. Iranians celebrate the arrival of spring as Persian Nowruz on the first day of vernal equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is when winter ends and spring begins astronomically.  Nowruz essentially means ”new day”. Like the Chinese New Year, […]

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