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Photos: Kermanch Traditional Wedding, North Khorasan, Iran

Photos by Abutaleb Nadri, Bojnurd, Iran

Various ethnic groups or people of different regions of Iran have their own traditional weddings ceremonies.  The festive and colorful "Kermanch" is one such traditional wedding which is exercised in the northern parts of the province of North Khorasan.

Iran is a diverse country consisting of people of many religions and ethnic backgrounds cemented by the Persian culture. The main ethnic groups in Iran are Persians, Azeris, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Kurds, Arabs, Baluchi, Lurs, Turkmens, Laks, Qashqai, Armenians, Persian Jews, Georgians, Assyrians, Circassians, Tats, Mandaeans, Gypsies, Brahuis, Hazara, Kazakhs and others.

North Khorasan province, Iran (View Larger Map)


Iran's Ethnic Groups (click map to see higher resolution)
Map by BBC; Sources: CIA World Factbook,, GlobalSecurity,
1996 Iran Census, Petroleum Economist, Times Atlas

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