Three facts about Feng Shui & Iranian culture



Feng Shui is tied to Iranian culture and has been used for over 3000 years. Iranian have been using this technique to align themselves with nature. Here are 3 interesting facts about how Feng Shui and Iranian Culture are very interlinked:


  1. House Cleaning before Nowruz

Before the Persian New Year, It’s the time of year when everyone tidies up the house and removes dust to welcome the coming spring. This eliminates clutter and helps the flow of positive energy in the home.


2. Yalda night


Iranian celebrate the last night of autumn to prepare themselves for winter. Yalda or Chelleh night is the darkest and longest night of the year (20/21th (±1)of December). All family members and friends get together to eat nuts, pomegranate, sweets, drink, read poems of Divan-e Hafez and prepare themselves for winter. This gathering is a symbol to celebrate that a long night won't last forever and daylight will appear even after the longest night of the year. The popular color that night is red that symbolises the sun.


3. Eating fruits and vegetables by season


For instance, in summer, the heat reaches its maximum, and the body needs more hydration. As a result, people consume more juicy fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, etc. In fact, they use the destructive cycle to destroy the fire element by using the water element.




If you found this interesting and would like to know more, these are just three of the many fascinating facts about Iranian culture and architecture. Here’s a link to an Iranian website for more information.



I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog post. I would love to hear of your experiences of Feng Shui in your home or workplace; please drop me a line at info@ayvanstudio.com.