TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) -- The director of the Sa’dabad Historical and Cultural Complex announced here this week that the Peyvand Festival, which aims to showcase Iranian wedding ceremonies of various ethnic groups, is seeking a sponsor.

Mohammad Abdol-Alipur said that 1.8 billion rials will be needed to organize the festival, adding, “If an Iranian sponsor can not be found, the festival might look for a foreign sponsor and hold the festival in a European country.”

 

Festival organizers want to use the event to introduce people to the local dance, music, and traditions of wedding ceremonies in different regions of Iran, such as the Gilaki wedding ceremony of northern Iran, the wedding ceremony of Bushehr in southern Iran, which features local music played on kettledrum and bagpipe, the wedding ceremony of Loristan in western Iran, which features local music played on kamancheh (Iranian fiddle), the Azeri wedding ceremony’s lezgi dancing, the local costumes of the Kohkiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad wedding ceremony, and Gerayli, the Qashqai wedding ceremony, in which the groom hunts a ram while local music and dances are performed.

 

The wedding ceremonies of Iran’s Zoroastrians and Armenian and Assyrian Christians will also be featured at the festival.

 

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