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A Jolly Ditty to Remind You Nowrooz is on the Way

Catchy little tune, no? We’d like to kid you that this is actually Mr. and Mrs. Shopkeeper on their day off. But it wouldn’t be true. The singer-artiste is Sandy, who is the clown of the Persian music world. This is actually a good thing, as a lot of Iranian music is either cheesy pop…

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Nowrooz: the preparations…

Our as yet nameless fish. Twitter naming competition to follow. Sabzeh – wheat sprouts. Mrs. Shopkeeper talks to it to make it grow faster… You want sweets? We’ve got them… Our resident mermaid straightens her headscarf ready for immersion. Haftsin. As you haft never sin it before. Lol. With added plastic swans. Haji Firooz. Aka…

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Ramadan, Month of Feasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi. ‘Cos if you are going to feature a mosque photo it may as well be of a massively impressive one. Yes, OK, we know it’s actually all about fasting…but you explain why we sell more food during Ramadan than any other month… Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic…

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