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03/10/17

Photos: Norooz Celebration in Kurdish Village of Palangan

Photos by Mosleh Pirkhezranyan, Islamic Republic News Agency

The arrival of spring coincides with the beginning of the Persian New Year Norooz. This is a festive occasion for Iranians and many other countries in the region.  People in different parts of Iran celebrate Norooz with their local customs and traditions. One of the most joyful and colorful celebrations is held at the village of Palangan in Iran's Kurdestan province:

Without a doubt the best time to visit Palangan is during the annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration, usually held in the middle of March (the exact day is declared by the village council a few weeks before and varies year by year, but is always held a few days before the actual New Year). At this time, the entire village assembles next to the river. A large torch is lit (and kept on for several days), important villagers make speeches, and then traditional Kurdish singing and dancing begins.
(Source: Palangan: A Village Carved in the Heart of the Mountains -Medium.com)



Palangan (meaning leopards in Persian) is a village located 47 kilometers north-west of Kamyaran in Iran's Kurdestan province (map). This village is spread over both sides of a valley. All of the houses are made of stone and like a staircase they are in a continuous pattern, i.e. the roof of one house is the yard of another house. This village is one of the most beautiful villages of the province not only because of its unique architecture, but also because of its beautiful nature. It is located beside a river which flows into the Sirwan River. This area was one of the important regions of Kurdistan from Saljooqi period on and Palangan Castle which is next to the village over a mountain bears witness to this claim.




































































 

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