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Getting acquainted with the customs of the Iranian people

Undoubtedly one of the most important parts of any trip is connecting with people who live on the route or destination of your trip. The ability to communicate effectively with the people of the destination country can help you in a variety of issues, such as avoiding loneliness, seeking help to solve problems, and having a better journey. You will also be able to meet different people and make good friends during your journey.

You may not know that knowing the languages ​​of the people of the countries you are going to visit is not enough to communicate effectively, but it is possible if you are also familiar with the culture and customs of those countries. Since many cultural misunderstandings stem from the tourists’ unfamiliarity with the culture of the destination country,

Like many countries, our country is rich in cultural diversity because of its unique geographical location and historical background.

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Visiting in Iranian Customs

One of the ancient Iranian traditions of Nowruz is the sightseeing of Nowruz; Iranians do love to visit and travel among their peoples from other lands.

Visiting relatives and friends is always accompanied by positive and valuable work. The elimination of hatreds and turbulence, the increase of affection, the closeness of hearts, the forgetfulness of disputes, and the loss of sorrow and the strengthening of kinship are the benefits of seeing.

In respect of Nowruz, Iranians first pay homage to their parents and elders. One of the good traditions in this vision is the feast. They usually put dry bills for blessing in the Qur’an and give guests, especially children, gifts.

Clothing Cover in Iran Costumes

In Iranian law, women wear hijabs. However, the Iranian veil differs greatly from what is used in some countries and is varied and colorful. Any type of dress that is not too thin and covers the hands, feet and hair, is considered to be an Iranian veil and there are no restrictions on the color and design of the dress. This hijab is enough for a trip to Iran. In other words, in Iran, the veil is not treated excessively and you will find out by watching the coverage of Iranian citizens.

Under Iranian law for men, wearing sleeveless blouses and trousers that are too short, though not legally prohibited, is not allowed in public places. It is necessary to cover some of the hair for tourist women in Iran. It is advisable for tourist women to wear a scarf or shawl in their handbag in order to respect the culture of their host community, in order not to have problems preparing it at the airport. If you do not have a scarf with you, there is nothing special except spending a little time and money buying it from the store.

Sitting with your back to someone

We should never sit back under any circumstances, and if we need to apologize in the first place, it is another of Iran’s cultural habits and traditions that may surprise tourists. Even someone who wants to drive or sit in the front seat comes back and apologizes to the occupants, and they usually respond that it’s okay.

Handshake is very important in Iranian customs. As a rule, the first thing to do after greeting each other is to lose.

Shaking hands with one another in Iran

Handshake is very important in Iranian customs. As a rule, the first thing to do after greeting each other is to lose.

When we lose, others gain and receive from us, and we in turn gain cognition from them. When we see, feel, and overthrow someone else’s immediate handshake. This is not a joke in human relationships, because of the importance that each culture has in particular ways to lose it, because it is an opportunity to figure out who this person is, what it is all about.


Taarof is one of the social norms among Iranians that exemplifies mutual respect and emphasizes the social status of individuals. It is a kind of respect sign including a wide range of behaviors in socializing and plays an important role.

In the world of compliments, courtesy holds a high place. People “reject” what they accept. They say something they do not mean. Or express something they do not feel or even they invite without their intention being really inviting. Instead of conveying bad news, they inject hope into another. Individuals thereby express the reality of the matter without merely “wishing it were.”

Definitions are so deeply rooted in Iranian culture that it is recognized as one of the hallmarks of Iranian culture, so that it has been the subject of much research by scholars.

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