Iran

SHORT INFORMATION

Religions of Iran

Twelver Shi'i Islam is totally dominating the Iranian society, not only as creed, but also with its impact on the political system.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Christmas in Iran (Persia)

Christmas in Iran is known as the Little Feast. For the first 25 days of December, a great fast is observed, during which no meat, eggs, milk, or cheese is eaten.

SHORT INFORMATION

Rivers of Iran

There is a vastly extended network of rivers in Iran most of which seasonally are filled with water. Some permanent rivers run from the Alborz or the Zagros to the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.