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Local and Regional Foods, Hormozgan

Tuesday, 01 January 2008 17:39 administrator
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In the cities and rural areas of Hormozgan province, a variety of dishes are prepared. Sea food such as fish and shrimps are popular and there is an array to select from.
 

Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Hormozgan

Tuesday, 01 January 2008 17:38 administrator
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The handicrafts of Hormozgan province are as follows, earthenware pots known as 'hableh', textiles worked with laced gold or silver braids known as 'golabatoon', bedding sheets, rugs, carpets, woven baskets and mats, and handicrafts made of shells.
 

Other Ceremonies, Hormozgan

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Other ceremonies held in Hormozgan province are, the Iranian new year or Norooz ceremony, Chahar Shanbeh Soori or (the last Wednesday function of the year), Eid-e-Fitr (the celebration after the fasting month of Ramadan), Eid-Qorban (the feast of sacrifice), the celebration held on the 15th of Sha'ban or lunar month which coincides with the birthday of the 12th Imam of the Shiite sect. Sacrifices held for rain, wedding ceremonies, prayer ceremonies held in Imamzadeh Seyed Mozafar and ceremonies to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammad (AS).
 

Zaar Ceremony, Bandar Abbas

Tuesday, 01 January 2008 17:37 administrator
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The believes regarding the winds of Zaar came all the way from Ethiopia to the Islamic land. "Hawa" people where those who involved by one of these winds. These are so to speak evil winds that possess a person, who then has to be freed from it by the performance of a special ritual. The person or patient possessed has to encounter with Baba or Mama Zaar, or the exorcist. This ceremony takes place on a Tuesday night.
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Qebleh Do'a Ceremony, Bandar Abbas

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This ceremony is performed when the rain fail to fall. The chief prayer leader arranges such that the congregation assembles at the public place for prayers or (Mossallah) for this event. Groups of children are sent out amongst the inhabitants to collect money and eatables. Whilst they are busy they chant songs and rhymes to do with rain. This continues till the night or even till another two days.
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