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The country of red gold

Iran and saffron A magical ingredient in Persian culture for aromatic and colorful dishes that shines all over the world. Each year, the saffron harvest begins in early November. While most of the other plants have disappeared, the flowers of this bright purple future spice cover the fields. They create an exceptional landscape in the […]

Mehregan thanksgiving festival, The Autumn Festival of Harvest

Mehregan festival is an ancient Persian festival dating back to as far as the earliest Aryans. The word Mehr, in Mehregan festival means Kindness. The festival is also a reminder of the cornerstone of Zoroastrianism – good words, good thoughts and good deeds. In ancient Iran, the year was divided into two equal seasons: summer […]