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Semnan, Iran

which recall the events of the tragedy in Karbala, the place of Imam Hussein's martyrdom. In addition, the mournings on the tenth day of Muharram, known as Ashura (Day of Ashura), consist of self-flagellation rituals in which the participants attempt to symbolically inflict pain upon themselves. Another major event held in Semnan during the month of Muharram is the reenactment of the tragedy of Karbala. Participating locals would wear the armor and clothing of the armies of Imam Hussein and his enemies, as well as decorating the local horses in the cavalry uniform of the era. Thus, the battle would be reenacted. خطای نابهنگام During this month's sorrowful rituals, it is custom to cook a community meal (usually a stew). This is done by placing colossal cauldrons outside upon a source of heat, then, people would take turns stirring the stew until it is ready to be consumed by the community's mourners. سایت جامع سمنان - مسابقه عكس "شور عاشورا " در سمنان برگزار می‌شود Traditional clothing and modern trends thumb Common clothing for Western Imitation (File:Iranian women walking and talking.jpg) Being a city in the Islamic Republic of Iran, all styles and clothing trends in Semnan must meet the Islamic standards of Hijab. The styles of clothing within the city of Semnan are categorized within the ''Western (Western world)'', ''Rural Semnani'', and ''Modern Iranian'' styles. * '''Western Imitation:''' Regardless of religious beliefs, a large number of Semnanis prefer to wear Western clothing. For men, this style of clothing usually refers to a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, or an informal dress shirt tucked into a pair of jeans or slacks. For women, this style of clothing usually refers to a pair of jeans, a blouse, and a tight, thin overcoat in order to meet Islamic standards of dress. * '''Rural Semnani:''' The rural Semnani style of clothing is the traditional clothing of the people of Semnan, however, this style of clothing is rarely seen within the city, and is mainly worn during ceremonies held by the rural people living in the villages around Semnan. For men, rural Semnani clothing refers to a vest like garment worn over an informal long-sleeved dress shirt along with a pair of slacks. Also, the men tend to wear a wool cap or prayer cap. For women, this style of clothing usually refers to a vest worn over a long, loose shirt, along with a long and colorful skirt. The vests worn by the women tend to be decorated with numerous coins dating back to the Pahlavi dynasty and the Qajar dynasty. When the rural-styled women leave their homes, they would wear a colorful or flowery designed chador, or a long cloak that covers the body entirely except for the hands and face. * '''Modern Iranian:''' The modern Iranian style of clothing reflects a mixture of Iranian and Western styles of clothing that are worn by the people of Tehran and other major Iranian cities. There are also a few additional accessories worn by individuals to distinguish their rank or social standing. For example, the majority of Sayyid Semnanis distinguish themselves by wearing a green cap, which symbolizes their descent from the Prophet of Islam and his Ahl al-Bayt, or holy household. Villages in Semnan-Iran-05-22-2011 - YouTube Furthermore, the women of Semnan tend to wear the chador as the preferred form of hijab. Semnan Province-Iran-05-01-2011 - YouTube Unique customs and traditions Norms thumb Artistic impression of jinn (File:Jinn from Ali manuscript.jpg) * While the validity of the following has not been verified, some Semnani families have reported that the traditional norms and customs of the city called for a high level of respect and prestigious treatment towards the ''Sayyid'' population; in return, the ''Sayyids'' were expected to demonstrate a dignified source of emulation and guidance for the citizens. If such norms and traditions existed, it is not clear to what extent they are practiced and carried out in today's Semnan. * It has also been reported that the people of Semnan have historically refused to wear black clothing for the mourning of the dead, this does not include the religious mournings of Muharram or the deaths and martyrdoms of Shi'a imams and figures. The foundation of this refusal appears to be rooted in the hatred of the people of Semnan towards the Abbasid Caliphate and its utilization of black flags. What Do You Know About Semnan before Taking a Trip to Iran? | Travel Blog * Superstitions are highly intertwined with the religious beliefs amongst the older generations in Semnan. One example would be the historical refusal of the local people to travel near the Rig-e Jenn or ''Dunes of the Jinn'' while leading trade caravans south towards the Province of Isfahan in the past. The local people believed that evil, demonic spirits lived and dwelled near the sand dunes. * Traditionally, the women were tasked with baking the oven-baked bread of the city. It is reported that in historical times, the women could make three months worth of bread in one day. Over time, the women responsible for the baking of the bread developed several folksongs that they would sing as they baked. Two famous folksongs are "môr siyô" and "nün bışkán". Nowrouz traditions thumb Sample of samanu (File:Samanoo-Samanou-Persian-sweet-paste-for-Nowruz-Haft-Sin-Tablet.jpg) The celebrations of Nowrouz are slightly different in the city of Semnan. Since the beginning of the Iranian (Islamic) solar month of ''Esfand'', a man dressed in red with a charcoal-blackened face known as Hajji Firuz sits on top of a wooden horse, decorated with beautiful textiles, in the bazaars of Semnan. He congratulates the people and takes part in the establishment of the holiday environment. He sings in the Semnani language: ''arbaab e mani somboli baleikom, arbaab e mani sarbalaayii hei kon, arbaab e mani bozboz e qandi, arbaab e mani chera nemikhandi''. Also, as the celebrations approach the Nowrouz, many celebrators blacken there faces with charcoal and join the celebrations. Another interesting aspect of the Nowrouz celebrations are the massive gatherings of the womenfolk in which they make covenants with God (Allah) to cook large batches of samanu for the poor. سایت جامع سمنان - نوروز در استان سمنان Unique foods and dishes thumb Popular Koloocheh and Masgati Kolüçe (File:Kolooche.jpg) cookies (right) demonstrate the Caspian (Caspian Sea) region's culinary influence on Semnan The people of Semnan have many foods and dishes that are specific to Semnan. Some of the common ingredients used in Semnani dishes consist of pomegranate extracts, fresh walnuts from Shahmirzad (şômırzé), a variety of greens and herbs known in Persian as ''sabzijat'', and more recently, potatoes. Semnani food tends to be slightly sour and spicey when compared to the general culinary preferences of Tehran. In fact, there is an old proverb among the local people that says, "Semnan has so many foods, that a wife from this city can cook a different dish for every night of the year." Some of the famous dishes are: Chelo Gousht, سایت دستور پخت غذا - چلو گوشت سمنانی Sabzi polo, سایت پرشین پرشیا-تغذیه وغذاهای سالم - سبزی پلوی سمنانی ها سبزتر است! and Khoresht e Esfanaj va Gerdou (espenôj vu yüz). The Semnani people are also quite fond of a variety of breads such as shirmal, shortbread (kamôç), and Kolüçe (Koloocheh and Masgati) pastries. In the Semnani language, bread that is baked in an oven is referred to as "nün," while bread made by other means is referred to as "sôdjí." The following are the names of some foods in English and Semnani: chicken (gırká), pomegranate (nôr), grapes (engír), cucumber (djürüng), walnut (yüz), eggplant (vıngun), and apricot (şillık). Languages Persian language The Persian language is the official language of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and thus within the city of Semnan. Every literate person in Semnan knows how to communicate in the Persian language. Semnani language , ''Ostān-e Semnān'' ) is one of the 31 provinces (provinces of Iran) of Iran. It is in the north of the country, and its center is Semnan (Semnan, Iran). The province of Semnan covers an area of 96,816 square kilometers and stretches along the Alborz mountain range and borders to Dasht-e Kavir desert in its southern parts. In 1340 Mas'ud moved against the Ja'un-i Qurban under Arghun Shah; the latter was forced to abandon Nishapur and retreat to Tus (Tus, Iran). The Sarbadars continued to mint coins in Togha Temur's name, in the hope that he would ignore this move as he was campaigning in the west again at this time. The khan, however, moved against them; his forces were destroyed, and while fleeing to Mazandaran several important figures such as 'Ala' al-Din (formerly in charge of Sabzavar), 'Adb-Allah, and Togha's own brother 'Ali Ke'un were killed. The Sarbadars gained control of Jajarm, Damghan and Simnan (Semnan, Iran), along with Togha's capital of Gurgan. Mas'ud and Hasan Juri, however, soon came into disagreement over several issues. Mas'ud, following the defeat of Togha Temur, gained a new suzerain in the form of Hasan Kucek of the Chobanids, as well as the latter's puppet khan Sulaiman. Mas'ud considered the move necessary; with the conquest of Simnan, the Chobanids were now neighbors. Since the Chobanids were Sunnis, however, this doubtless did not go over well with Mas'ud's co-ruler. Safir-2 (Safir (rocket)) Semnan (Semnan, Iran), Iran 2 February 2009 The most important network of roads consists of Semnan (Semnan, Iran) to Sangsar to Shahmirzad to Fooladmahale axis which connects these places with the city of Sari (Sari, Iran). This road connects the two provinces of Mazandaran and Semnan.


Mission District, San Francisco

AFFORDABLE LOFT SPACE IS SCARCE date June 10, 2007 accessdate July 13, 2014 website SF Gate publisher Hearst Communications, Inc. last Weigert first Lili (painter, printmaker) * Benjamin Bratt (actor, producer) * Peter Bratt (film director, producer) Festivals, parades and fairs * '''Carnaval''' The major event of the year occurring each Memorial Day weekend is the Mission's Carnaval (Carnaval San Francisco) celebration. ''San Francisco Carnaval''. Carnaval.com. * '''24th Street Fair''' In March of each year a street fair is held along the 24th Street corridor. * '''San Francisco Food Fair''' Annually, for several years recently, food trucks and vendor booths have sold food to tens of thousands of people along Folsom Street adjacent to La Cochina on the third weekend in September. Mission Local. Mission Local (July 15, 2011). * '''Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade''' The second weekend of April is marked by a parade and celebration along 24th Street in honor of Cesar Chavez. Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival 2012. Cesarchavezday.org. * '''Transgender and Dyke Marches'''. On the Fridays and Saturdays of the fourth weekend of June there are major celebrations of the transgender and dyke communities located at Dolores Park, followed by a march in the evenings along 18th Streets and Valencia Streets. Transmarch.org. Transmarch.org. The Dyke March.org. The Dyke March.org. * '''Sunday Streets''' Twice each year, typically in May and October, Valencia, Harrison and 24th Streets are closed to automobile traffic and opened to pedestrians and bicyclists on Sunday as part of the Sunday Streets program. Sunday Streets SF. Thedykemarch.org. * '''Day of the Dead''' Each year on November 2, a memorial procession and celebration of the dead ( Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)) occurs on Harrison and 24th Street with a gathering of memorials in Garfield Square. Day of Dead SF. Day of Dead SF. *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


Tuxtla, Chiapas

date April 4, 2011 page 3 language Spanish trans_title Interjet and Chiapas write aviation history Sports Each major event held in the city is estimated to bring in about 40 million pesos of business. Category:Capitals of states of Mexico Category:Populated places established in the 1480s Category:1486 establishments Category:1486 in Mexico * (Category:Populated places in Chiapas) Category:Municipalities of Chiapas


Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

, is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.


Irkutsk Oblast

to the present day. In 1898 the arrival of the first train via the Trans-Siberian Railway to Irkutsk Oblast was a major event. The construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway contributed to further city development. Several politically exiled figures were connected with Irkutsk city. Among the first of the exiled was A.N. Radischev, who lived in Irkutsk for more than 3 months. Since the 1830s, the Decembrists lived in settlements and in colonies in the Irkutsk Oblast. The exiled houses


Northfield, Minnesota

The business district declined with the advent of the automobile, with most area residents choosing to shop in Northfield (Northfield, Minnesota) which has always been more prominent because


Oaxaca, Oaxaca

from here to the Oaxaca Cathedral, where they are joined by folk dance groups such as the China Oaxaqueñas, the Chilenas de Pinotepa Nacional and the Jarabes Serranos. Another major event, which takes place at the Jardin Socrates, is a beauty pageant for indigenous women from different regions of Oaxaca state. The winner represents the goddess Centeótl and presides over the festivities along with public officials. The Bamo-Stui-Gulal takes place at the Plaza de la Danza and represents the history


Valencia

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Downtown Miami

place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott (Marriott International) in February 1986 with approximately 80 dance music industry insiders in attendance. The event festivities are presented across Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. The major event is the International Dance Music Awards. The event commands a major international draw with around 38% of attendees coming from outside the United States. The conference serves as a platform for many underground and indie artists from over 70 different countries who spend the conference at events and panels; it is also a medium used by several entrepreneurs and consumer electronic (consumer electronics) companies to present their businesses and technological developments. thumb right 220px The island of Manhattan (Image:Panorama clip3.jpg), from which the term is derived. thumb right Manhattanization took place in Miami, Florida Miami (File:Miamimanhattanizationdowntown.jpg)'s Downtown (Downtown Miami) and Brickell neighborhoods, during the building boom of the mid-2000s that ended in 2007 with the subprime mortgage crisis. thumb right Skyscrapers along Market Street (San Francisco) Market Street (Image:San Francisco Financial District.jpg) in San Francisco, built during the 1960s through the 1980s.


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