Ancient religions, colorful dances, and sweet music all come alive in this fascinating, newly-revised book on Iran's culture. Learn how to celebrate the new year with the festival of Nowrouj, observe the holy month of Ramazan and why Iranians jump over the sacred fire on the winter festival of Chaharshanbeh Suri. Discover the delights of delicious Iranian cuisine and even how to cook a sweet rice dish! Iran's traditional crafts of carpet-weaving, pottery, and metalwork come alive through full-color photographs and illustrations. End your journey into the culture of this enchanting land with a folktale from the Shahnameh, the ancient Book of Kings.