Ira­nian art of

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Iran’s Cul­ture Min­is­ter Ab­bas Salehi said all types of art have sim­i­lar­i­ties with their coun­ter­parts in the world, but ta’zieh is an Ira­nian art which is unique to Iran. Speak­ing at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the sec­ond mourn­ing rit­ual of ta’zieh in the city of Jam, in Iran’s south­ern prov­ince of Bushehr, Salehi added that vis­ual, mu­si­cal, vo­cal in gen­eral and the­atri­cal arts in par­tic­u­lar, have a lot in com­mon with their peers around the world, but the art of ta’zieh is the only art that is unique to Ira­ni­ans and re­flects their af­fec­tion for the House­hold of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), re­ported IRNA.

He stated that ta’zieh is highly con­nected with Ira­nian cul­ture, adding that one of the man­i­fes­ta­tions of the link is ta’ziehkhani that reaches its cli­max dur­ing the lu­nar months of Muhar­ram and Sa­far.

Ta’zieh is one of the re­li­gious, tra­di­tional and artis­tic tra­di­tion which has been be­ing per­formed in the coun­try for years, he said.

Ta’zieh is a nar­ra­tive, mu­si­cal, epic and re­li­gious per­for­mance which re­volves around ‘Ashura’ (the tenth day of the lu­nar month of Muhar­ram when Imam Hus­sein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam and his 72 com­pan­ions were mar­tyred).


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