Iran: The Culture

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
This work is intended for children aged 9-14 years. Faith and tradition are at the centre of life in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran The Culture describes how daily prayer, religious holidays, and annual pilgrimages to holy sites keep Islam alive in the hearts of Iranians. The country's ancient arts are also celebrated including carpet making, calligraphy, and tilework. Other topics include: the creation of a Muslim state; Shi'i, Sunni and Sufi religions; holidays such as Ramadan, Ashura, Nawruz, and Islamic Republic Day; the rebirth of dance and music; pottery, painting, and carpet weaving; and impressive public squares, palaces, and mosques.
 

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Contents

Observing religious holidays
12
Nowrouz
15
Stews rice and more
17
The music of Iran
19
Iranian dance
21
Made by hand
22
Persian carpets
25
Living languages
26
The written word
28
Tell me a story
30
Glossary and Index
32
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