Sunday, March 29, 2020

Abangah Celebration in ancient Iran

Abangah festival is one of many celebrations of Ancient Iranians that took place on March 30 in ancient Iran. The festival was celebrated in honor of Venus , which was originally a planet and later became the goddess of purification of waters. Generally, Abangah Festival is a celebration dedicated to recognition and appreciation of water and the magnificent power of life that it sustains.
Abangah festival is one of many celebrations of Ancient Iranians that took place on March 30 in ancient Iran.
Abangah Celebration in ancient Iran 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Rayen Castle

Iran is overwhelmingly rich with castles each unique in its own way and not failing to impress anyone, who sees them up close. Easily one of the most recognizable castles in Iran, Rayen Castle is just a short drive (around 2 hours) from Kerman, and definitely worth the visit. 
Rayen Castle is the second largest registered adobe structure in the world after Bam Citadel. It is located on top of a hill, at the hillsides of Hazar mountain and in the west of today’s city of Rayen. This enormous castle dates back to the pre-Islam period and Sassanid Dynasty. It is believed that, no army and commander have ever been able to pass through the gate of this citadel, and make it to the other side of its walls.
Not only the castle itself but its surroundings are truly spectacular. it is easy to believe you have suddenly traveled into a fairytale.

Iran is overwhelmingly rich with castles each unique in its own way and not failing to impress anyone, who sees them up close. Easily one of the most recognizable castles in Iran, Rayen Castle is just a short drive (around 2 hours) from Kerman, and definitely worth the visit.  Rayen Castle is the second largest registered adobe structure in the world after Bam Citadel. It is located on top of a hill, at the hillsides of Hazar mountain and in the west of today’s city of Rayen. This enormous castle dates back to the pre-Islam period and Sassanid Dynasty. It is believed that, no army and commander have ever been able to pass through the gate of this citadel, and make it to the other side of its walls.
Our guests in Reten Castle ,Kerman

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hope Day in Ancient Iran

During Nowruz holiday various cultural activities was held across ancient Iran.
On March 25th, the Iranians wrote and handed over their good wishes to others, as they believed that, hope of something will make it happen. It was a kind way to show the individual that you were impressed with their success in the preceding year and would have good wishes for them in the next year. 
This day is called  "Hope Day" and it was one of the blessed days of the ancient Iranian people.

During Nowruz holiday various cultural activities was held across ancient Iran. On March 25th, the Iranians wrote and handed over their good wishes to others, as they believed that, hope of something will make it happen. It was a kind way to show the individual that you were impressed with their success in the preceding year and would have good wishes for them in the next year.  This day is called  "Hope Day" and it was one of the blessed days of the ancient Iranian people.
Happy Hope Day in Ancient Iran

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Vank Cathedral in Isfahan

The city of Isfahan in central Iran is known for its popular cathedral. It is generally acknowledged that Vank Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Iran. This majestic building was built in the half of the 17th century and is also known as the Church of the Sanity Sisters. Much of the cathedral is a treasure of antique stuff. It hosts a collection of illustrated gospels and Bibles, some dating back as far as the 10th century. Plus, the gruesome martyrdoms and pantomime demons is painted on the walls.The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature.
Our guests states that this is one of the most important stops on Jolfa district that really worth a visit.
Vank Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Iran. This majestic building was built in the half of the 17th century and is also known as the Church of the Sanity Sisters. Much of the cathedral is a treasure of antique stuff. It hosts a collection of illustrated gospels and Bibles, some dating back as far as the 10th century. Plus, the gruesome martyrdoms and pantomime demons is painted on the walls.The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature. Our guests states that this is one of the most important stops on Jolfa district that really worth a visit.
Vank Cathedral in Isfahan

Friday, March 20, 2020

Happy Persian New Year

Wishing a Happy Persian New Year with hope that all Persian- speaking people in the world will have many blessings in the year to come. We wish all the negativity and difficulties also end and this year bring success and health for us.


Wishing a Happy Persian New Year with hope that all Persian- speaking people in the world will have many blessings in the year to come. We wish all the negativity and difficulties also end and this year bring success and health for us.
Happy Persian New Year

Iranian Preparation for New Year

Iranian New Year preparations begin weeks in advance. However, in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19, we’d like to call off this 13-day event.
How you enter the new year sets the tone for the 12 months that follow. With so much to be done, Iranian New Year preparations typically begin a few weeks before. Traditionally, the house is swept, cleaned, and decorated. The deep cleaning that is done before Iranian New Year is usually the most thorough of the entire year, so clean out those old drawers, throw out dead plants, and tidy up all that clutter to make room for better things to come. People thoroughly clean  home to get rid of the bad luck of the past year and gets it ready to fill with the good luck sure to follow in the new one. 
If you’d like to know more about “Iranian Preparation for New Year” follow our posts.


. Traditionally, the house is swept, cleaned, and decorated. The deep cleaning that is done before Iranian New Year is usually the most thorough of the entire year, so clean out those old drawers, throw out dead plants, and tidy up all that clutter to make room for better things to come. People thoroughly clean  home to get rid of the bad luck of the past year and gets it ready to fill with the good luck sure

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wood carving Art in Iran

From the beginning of history, human’s chase for beauty and art has never stopped. 
Iranian artists mix unique designs, innovative ideas, different viewpoint and long-lasting value to creat amazing products.
Persian wood carving has a great tradition in Iran. wood carvings are elaborate and amazing crafts that require a lot of skills and effort. Wood carving products are made by highly skilled craftsman. Process of making wood carving is complicated work of art. Woodcarvers have to employ a composite techniques that allow to engrave a single piece of wood elaborately and combine several pieces of woods.
 The eye-catching wood carving pieces are exciting gift that you can buy while you’re in Iran.
From the beginning of history, human’s chase for beauty and art has never stopped.  Iranian artists mix unique designs, innovative ideas, different viewpoint and long-lasting value to creat amazing products. Persian wood carving has a great tradition in Iran. wood carvings are elaborate and amazing crafts that require a lot of skills and effort. Wood carving products are made by highly skilled craftsman. Process of making wood carving is complicated work of art. Woodcarvers have to employ a composite techniques that allow to engrave a single piece of wood elaborately and combine several pieces
Wood carving Art in Iran

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Naghshe Jahan Square in Isfahan

Isfahan is attractive and charming with a vibe that balances old-world history with urban atmosphere . Plus, it is surrounded by some of Iran’s most popular sightseeing . From the architecture to the cuisine, discover what gives Isfahan its unique character.
Isfahan is attractive and charming with a vibe that balances old-world history with urban atmosphere . Plus, it is surrounded by some of Iran’s most popular sightseeing . From the architecture to the cuisine, discover what gives Isfahan its unique character. There is an abundance of beautiful buildings and some of the world’s finest mosques have contributed to the city. The city seems to be dominated by one particular architectural period – Safavid dynasty . For example, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naghshe-Jahan Square , exemplifies Safavid splendor.
Naghshe-Jahan Square in Isfahan, the second largest square in the world



There is an abundance of beautiful buildings and some of the world’s finest mosques have contributed to the city. The city seems to be dominated by one particular architectural period – Safavid dynasty . For example, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naghshe-Jahan Square , exemplifies Safavid splendor. 
Isfahan as one of the oldest capitals of Iran, was at the centre of some of Iran’s most historically significant art movements. It is home to one of the most famous architectural buildings and unrivalled collections of Persian modernism. Naghshe Jahan square is one of the best places to go when you are visiting Isfahan.  The Square has a stunning view and is the second largest square in the world. 
The best way to discover the Square is to have no plan, just wander around and you will stumble on mosques and charming Ali ghapoo. It is a vibrant area where you may even spot some celebrities.  If you are tired, you can stop for a tea in an authentic tea house. This area is loved by the locals. While you are in this area, you can also buy some handicrafts as souvenirs.
One of the best things to do is to buy  tickets and visit the astonishing mosques and Ali ghapoo around the square.
You can explore every single corner of this ancient city with local tour guides of Uppersia team. 


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Millennium after Shahnameh's Composition

Registering  the ceremony for the first Millennium after Shahnameh's composition in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List has long been followed in the country's cultural and research circles. This ceremony is an occasion that was proposed by the Ferdowsi Foundation to be celebrated on its 1,000th anniversary of composition. 
Shahnameh, an epic masterpiece of Persian language, is the work of Hakim Abolqasem Ferdowsi, one of the world's greatest poets. The Shahnameh is a description of the Iranian conquests, victories, defeats and failures from the earliest times to the overthrow of the Sassanid dynasty.
Ferdowsi Tomb in Toos, Mashhad

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Ash reshte and Dal adas: Persian popular soups

Persian food relies on simple combinations of rich, natural flavors that come together to create unforgettable, renowned dishes.
Ash reshteh is one of the most a popular Iranian soups that’s simple, easy and very flavorful. This vegetarian Persian soup is made with herbs, legumes and caramelized onion and Persian noodle perfect for any day of the year.
Dal Adas is another simple and wholesome dish from the southern part of Iran. This dish is made with red lentils and has a nice degree of heat because of the ground cayenne pepper that locals use in the recipe. Dal Adas is a vegetarian stew that is served over rice or with a side of bread. 
No matter what day of the year it is, you will enjoy eating these favorite soups!

Ash reshte and Dal adas, two Persian popular soups