TEHRAN, Sep. 07(MNA) – A Pahlevani tradition called “Nan-o-Namak” (meaning Bread and Salt in Persian) was held in Birjand, Iran.

The ceremony is about a covenant manifesting the principles of Pahlevani sports.

Bread and salt, in Iranian culture particularly in Pahlevani sports, symbolize appreciation of a mentor’s efforts in the path of an athlete’s success.

Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals were inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.


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