Eid Nouruz is brought to the graveyard, reconciling Islamic and non-Islamic practices
Eid Nouruz is a traditional, non-Islamic holiday celebrating the New Year on the Solar calendar. People traditionally spend the day visiting one another, and spread a table with specific items such as newly-sprouted grass to usher in the new year. In 2006, this day collided with a new Islamic holiday instated by the government, on which people were expected to visit the graveyard. In Sisakht, people reconciled the conflict by taking Eid Nouruz to the graves of their families, as seen in this image. Image group: 330-333.
Sisakht, Boir Ahmad, Iran
Iran, Boir Ahmad, Eid Nouruz