Iran Festivals & Ceremonies

Dive Deep into Iran Traditions
Dive Deep into Iran Traditions

In IranAmaze, we want to be by your side to dive deep into the unheard stories held within this ancient civilization called Iran. From the more recognized and national ones to more unknown and regional Iran festivals. From celebrating the Iranian New Year to walking inside the alleys of Bushehr to share the joy of traditional native music. It’s a never-ending list. It’s all the different gatherings that make Iran a top destination for festival hunting. Explore with our responsible Iran tours.

Four Amazing Facts

Ancient Traditions

All Iranian festivals are rooted in history and have an old story behind them. They are the best way to dive deep into the essence of what Iran has to offer beyond the main tourist attractions.

People & Local Life

During the festivals, you’ll get to connect with people and get to understand the reality of people’s lives in Iran. They bring forth the past, the present, and the future of this land.

Diversity of Subcultures

Iran is very diverse when it comes to different subcultures and traditions. It’s only through the exploration of this diversity that a traveler can paint a holistic image of Iran..

Hidden Gems of Iran

Some Iran festivals are so unique that travelers who have been to Iran before have not seen them either. They take tourists much deeper into Iranian customs and traditions.

Iran Festival Tour Packages

The Tour of Celebrating the Persian New Year

The Celebration of Fire and Community

Ancient Celebration of Community and Love

Wonderland of Iran’s Traditional Tunes

Lost in the Aroma of Love

Ceremony of Honoring Social Justice

The Remembrance of Authentic Tunes

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Why Festival Tours?

You might be able to go to the festivals on your own, but you probably shouldn’t. Why? Well, almost all Iran festivals have a particular root in the culture of the region. Therefore, certain etiquette is required to participate in them. Travelers need to learn the dress code, the body language, and the culture of the region before attending these events. All of this enables them to participate responsibly in the festival without disrespecting the local community. Also, the main point of attending Iran festivals is to dive deeper into the culture. Therefore, the role of a translator could be crucial for travelers. It helps them to form a deeper connection both to the people and the local culture.

Overall, tours can take away all the worries of scheduling or figuring out ways to get to a festival in Iran. Therefore, tourists have enough space to enjoy the experience of participating in these events instead.

Unique Aspects of Our Festival Tours

Your Joy is Our Pleasure

We enjoy going to Iran festivals ourselves as well, and it is not just part of our business. We are passionate travelers in search of new experiences and adventures.

Pioneers of Diving Deep

We are the first tour operator in Iran that has initiated these Iran festival tour packages that are unique and can give tourists’ experience of Iran another layer of depth.

Not Just a Service

We aren't just providing you with a service. We want to bring forth a cultural exchange that is very valuable for us. We'll do our best not only for you to have a fun time but also to dive into the rituals and culture on your journey.

Unheard Stories & Local life

You’ll get to have a more authentic experience feeling like a local by being part of the festivals. You’ll also hear many stories of different subcultures and communities of Iran through participating in these festivals and ceremonies.

What’s the Best Time for Iran Festival Tours?

It’s an excellent time for Iran festivals pretty much all year long. The festivals are spread in different seasons, and you can experience at least one festival each month. Also, due to the diversity of regional ceremonies and festivities, you’ll get to choose the time of your travels based on your personal schedule and preferences. You can then decide which festival matches your schedule to attend. However, to give you a better insight into the timing of the festivals in Iran, we have divided them into different seasons. You could also check out our article about the best times to visit Iran to have a general idea of when is a good time to visit different regions.

  • Spring: Spring is an extraordinary time in Iran as the first day of spring also marks Norouz, the Iranian new year. We celebrate the new year in 13 days. There are festivities and ceremonies in different regions of Iran every day in the first two weeks of spring, along with many feasts in Iran. The last day which is the 13th, is Sizdah Bedar. It is the nature day on which people picnic and celebrate mother earth in many ways. It is also one of the best seasons for holiday Iran tour packages. However, many other festivals happen during this season as well. Kashan Rosewater Festival, Fajr International Film Festival, and Pire Shalyar Festival are just a few to name.
  • Summer: A lot of Iranians travel in Iran during this season as well because they have summer holidays. Therefore, you’ll get to meet many people from different regions of Iran wherever you go during this season. It will provide you an opportunity to connect more to the locals while participating in the Iran festivals held during this season. Examples of the bold ceremonies and gatherings that happen during this time are Tasua and Ashura (Muharram festival) and the pomegranates celebration in Rudbar.
  • Fall: It’s the season that marks the first signs of darkness. Fall brings shorter days and longer nights to Iran. It gets dark earlier. There is a need to bring light and warmth these days, and it seems like our ancestors have thought of many ways to do so. Ferdinmasho Celebration in Kandelous and the Sahneh commemoration ceremony, which are both full of music, dance, and community, are great examples of ways to bring joy into these darker nights.
  • Winter: Since ancient times up to this day, the cold season has been an excuse for Iranians to get together. They gather with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company indoors. Most Iran festivals held during this season are connected to ceremonies around community gatherings and the value of bonding together. Our ancestors believed it would be easier to bear the cold weather with the warmth of storytelling and heart-to-heart connections. Yalda night, charshanbehsuri, and Koocheh music festival give warmth to different regions in Iran during the winter season.
Nowruz Festival
Muharram Festival
Sahneh Commemoration
Charshanbehsuri

Professional Festival Tour Guides

We first started our own journey as tour guides, as well. Therefore, we know how much your guide’s personality can influence the quality of your experience. We also understand what essential attributes make the best guides who can create the most memorable experiences for travelers. Also, we’ve learned based on our experiences what expectations tourists usually have from their guides. All in all, we have chosen guides who share these three key qualities besides their own unique characteristics.

Knowledgeable

We make sure our guides know all the ups and downs of the Iran festivals. Also, our guides know both eastern and western cultures, which helps them to draw threads and connect travelers to the diverse parts of the local cultures in Iran.

 

Responsible Travelers

Our guides know the community guidelines for participating in Iran festivals and can give you tips about the appropriate etiquette in the gatherings. They will make sure to be compatible with local communities and traditions.

Flexible & Adaptable

Our guides will make sure to adjust themselves to your needs. They can change the schedule in case there is anything specific you’d like to explore more during a festival, like spending time with local people that you’d like to.

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How Are We Responsible in Our Iran Festival Tours?

Iranian festivals are among the hidden gems that we like to display to our travelers. Furthermore, we like to support these festivals and subcultures by promoting them and prevent their extinction.

However, these traditions are always in danger of being influenced by outsiders. We would like to ensure these traditions are held untouched for future generations to experience, as well. Therefore, we want to leave the least amount of negative impact during our tours to Iran.

So, it’s vital that we know the etiquette of each festival before participating in keeping them as they are. We follow a set of Iran responsible travel policies for each tour that can help us monitor our impact. We provide a comprehensive list of tips and necessary information such as Iran etiquette and dress code for our travelers before they come to Iran.

Other Tour Types

Locals are welcoming towards tourists as they love to preserve and share their ancient traditions with others. Also, Iranian people hospitality is at the heart of Iran etiquette, and there is no exception when it comes to the Iran festivals.

Of course, you do. One of the main elements of attending Iran festivals is to connect with locals and families in that region on a deeper level.

No, if there is a need for you to read anything else, we will let you know beforehand.

The Iran festivals we have named here and for which we organized a tour package are all the highlights of the most essential and attractive Iran festivals. Depending on the time of your journey, you could choose ceremonies in Iran that suits your schedule. Also, by reading the specific article on our website about each festival, you’ll have more insight to understand which one is more attractive to you based on your personal preferences.

Yes, you could book any tour in addition to these packages. If you are interested in reserving Iran festival tours, you should also check out our Iran cultural tours to see more essential attractions of Iran as well.

There is at least one festival each month. You could check which festival connects to you the most and plan your trip around that time of the year. However, you could also check our article about the best time to visit Iran if you have any questions about the timing of your travels in general.

We offer festival tickets if needed. We also provide a translator guide, which could be essential to connect deeper with locals during this festival. We also reserve accommodations and transportation services. We design these packages in ways to ensure cultural exchange in different ways that happen during your vacation in Iran.

Yes, they either have attractions in the city or by villages nearby. You’ll get to discover them when you reserve a tour with us. If there is a specific attraction you’d like to visit that is not listed in the tour package, you could either contact us or make your own tailor made iran tour package.

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