In the Persian culture and belief, pomegranate is considered to be a sacred fruit and a fruit originated from paradise. Called “Anar” in Persian, Iranians for long believed the fruit purifies the blood. Iranian tribes held different festivals for their agricultural products. “Pomegranate Festival” is one of these ancient celebrations.
The event will be running in Ab-o-Atash Plaza of Tehran from October 25 to November 21 and it will embrace regional live performances and various cultural traditions.
Every year in autumn, many pomegranate farmers hold such festivals to thank God and to celebrate harvest season. Throughout the Orient, the pomegranate has since earliest times occupied a position of importance alongside the grape and the fig.
Some delicious food is cooked and sold in this cultural center. Not only Pomegranate but also derivatives of it are welcomed by people. It is good to know that there are different tastes of pomegranates, sweet and sour, so it is possible to find distinct types of derivatives of pomegranates such as pomegranate juice, pomegranate sauce, pomegranate leather, and etc….