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Semnan, Iran

remain between the modern day city of Semnan and Damghan. With the fall of the Parthian Empire, and the rise of the Persian Sassanid Empire, Zoroastrianism was chosen as the state religion, and the city of Semnan was once again brought under the reign of Persian customs and traditions. Post-Islamic Era thumb Semnan within the bounds of the Shi'a Alavid Emirate (File:Alavids-map.png) After the Muslim conquest of Persia, the religion of Islam

Group (major producer of piping and profiles). One of the largest industrial zone in the city is the Semnan Industrial Town, which features 2,100 hectares of land and 900 industrial units. Agricultural sector Agricultural traditions still persist around and within the city of Semnan. The Golrudbar river, which starts in the Alborz mountains in the north, runs through the western side of the city. With proper irregation, the municipality has managed to convert the entire

influence in their architectural designs. Also, much of the city's ''Sayyid'' population tends to descend from the Alavids of the Caspian region to the north of the province. Religion The people of the city of Semnan are almost all entirely Shi'a Muslim. The Shi'a Islamic faith dominates the culture, norms, traditions, and beliefs of the city, and continues to dictate the style of life in city. As a result, the celebrations, rituals, and days of religious

Kingdom of Dambadeniya

location Peradeniya isbn 978-8170-031-48-2 quote ..His invasion in 1215 was more or less a looting expedition.. page 25 url http: ?id VRngAAAAMAAJ&dq His priorities in ruling were to extract as much as possible from the land and overturn as many of the traditions of Rajarata as possible. His reign saw the massive migration of native Sinhalese people to the south and west of Sri Lanka, and into the mountainous interior, in a bid

the North from AD 1450 to 1467. The next three centuries stating from 1215 were marked by kaleidoscopically shifting collections of kingdoms in south and central Sri Lanka, including Dambadeniya (Kingdom of Dambadeniya), Kingdom of Dambadeniya from

and overturn as many of the traditions of Rajarata as possible. His reign saw the massive migration of native Sinhalese people to the south and west of Sri Lanka, and into the mountainous interior, in a bid to escape his power. Sri Lanka never really recovered from the impact of Kalinga Magha's invasion. King Vijayabâhu III, who led the resistance, brought the kingdom to Dambadeniya (Kingdom of Dambadeniya). The north, in the meanwhile, eventually evolved into the Jaffna kingdom.<


of northern Nigeria was established. There are now several institutions of higher learning, including two universities: Umaru Musa Yar'adua University and the private Katsina University. The city of Katsina is also home to a famous 18th-century mosque featuring the Gobarau Minaret, a 50 foot tower made from mud and palm branches. !--The historical origin of Katsina kingdom is contained in several traditions as recorded by historians. One

of these traditions says that the kingdom came into being during the early part of 13 th Century with a dynasty ruling at Ambuttai where the Birnin Katsina is presently situated. Another tradition states that the first Sarkin Katsina was known as Kumayau, grandson of Bayajidda. Kumayau is said to have established himself after conquering an older kingdom of the Durbawa. The dynasty founded by Kumayau was overthrown a century later when Korau, a stranger from the town of ‘Yandoto, killed Sanau

, as well as a horse to the new king. During the middle of the 18 th century, a dynastic rivalry broke out between the various ruling Habe and other interest groups. This rivalry is said to have started during the reign of Bawa Dangiwa. Some traditions reported that as a result of this disorder, a civil war broke out in which hundreds of people were killed. Another problem which affected the polity was the conflict between Islam and tradition. For instance, during the reign of Gozo, he


. The town is located at the foot of the Jocotitlán or Xocotépetl volcano, while most of the rest of the municipality is in the Ixtlahuaca Valley. The area has culturally been Mazahua since the pre-Hispanic period, with this indigenous group’s traditions strongest in a number of smaller communities in the municipality. Jocotitlán is also home to the Pasteje Industrial Park, which was established in the 1960s, and began the industrialization of the economy. Today, about half of the municipality

” (a kind of butterfly larvae). The municipality As municipal seat, the town of Jocotitlán is the governing authority for about eighty other named communities, which together

Miguel Tenochtitlán and Mavoro, especially blankets, wraps and huipils. Demographics Its population has grown from 19,920 in 1960 to 55,403 in 2005; however its growth rate is 0.25%, about half of that of the State of Mexico. The area is still identified as being Mazahua, although in 2005, there were 1,408 who spoke an indigenous language, down from 1735 in 1995. Mazahua traditions are strongest in the communities

St. Leonard, Quebec

life-people traditions fun-facts-montreal-italians 1940 Panoram Italia - Fun Facts about Montreal Italians! As such, it has surpassed Montreal's rapidly gentrifying Little Italy (Little Italy, Montreal) as the centre for Italian culture in the city, with numerous cultural institutions and commercial enterprises serving the city's second-most populous cultural community. By necessity, many services

such as cannoli, sfogliatelle, lobster tails (sfogliatelle#Regional variations), and zeppole.traditions spotlight-montreal-s-east-italians 1936 Panoram Italia - Spotlight on Montreal’s East End Italians At some times of year, it is possible to observe seasonal Italian traditions like the making of wine, cheese, sausage, and tomato sauce in quantity. These activities bring extended

Lower Navarre

in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The Aldudes valley, around the town of Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry in the south of Lower Navarre, preserves many old traditions, with houses of pink sandstone and contests of Force Basque (Basque rural sports), the games of strength. The Irouléguy wines (Irouléguy AOC) are produced in the area around the town of Irouléguy. The river Nive rises in Lower Navarre and flows through the province and on to Bayonne, where it meets the Adour

of Saint-Palais (Saint-Palais, Pyrénées-Atlantiques), a former Navarrese capital. Although close to Béarn, Basque influence and traditions are strong. Lower Navarrese is a dialect of the Basque language spoken in the region. Just south of Saint-Palais, the three principal routes to Santiago de Compostela on the Way of St James met at the hamlet of Ostabat, bringing much wealth and trade to the area in medieval times. The Way of St James headed south from Saint

centuries. In 1620 and 1624 respectively the House of Commons (Parliament of Navarre) and the Justice system were merged with those of Béarn and transferred from Saint-Palais to Pau, despite protests voiced by the Navarrese representatives, who pointed to their different traditions and languages&mdash;Basque (Basque language) and Béarnese (Béarnese dialect). The title of King of Navarre (Kings of Navarre) continued to be held by the lineage of the Albrets and the Bourbons up


; The patron saint of the town is John the Baptist, whose feast day is celebrated on 24 June. The monastery

from outside. The rooms have been conditioned to display aspects of the municipality’s history and traditions, such as its pre-Hispanic past, its musicians, its pottery tradition, its numerous 16th century chapels and the Chinelos. There are also two rooms dedicated to temporary exhibits. Workshops offered vary from crafts to personal development to languages such as English and Nahuatl to painting to chess as well as local traditions. ref name "

the Mexican Revolution, the Liberation Army of the South was based here for a time. Emiliano Zapata left from here to Chinameca, where he was assassinated. From the colonial period to recent times, the area has been relatively isolated, keeping many of its old traditions, including economy intact. The highway connecting Mexico City to Cuautla (Cuautla, Morelos) was built through here in the latter 20th century, bringing traffic and some tourism

San Martín Tilcajete

of the costume worn for the Danza de la Pluma.

;id 101885&sec cultura&titulo San_Mart%EDn__TILCAJETE__capta_miradas__con_sus_alebrijes newspaper El Imparcial location Oaxaca date October 29, 2009 accessdate April 12, 2010 language Spanish trans_title San Martin Tilcajete captures glances with its alebrijes Despite the lack of cultural monuments aside from the parish church, the town is rich in ceremonial and festival traditions, most revolving around the Catholic faith and the promotion of crafts. ref name

, but helps to keep generations together, with aspects of the productions divided among the different generations and sexes. Workshops here have had their pieces sold in shops in the city of Oaxaca, other parts of Mexico and internationally, but prices are substantially lower in the town itself. The brightly painted wooden figures now carry the name “alebrije” but they are a mixture of two craft traditions, one ancient

Ado Ekiti

. These ancient inhabitants were probably the same or progenitors ancestors of Igbon near Ogotun, Erijiyan, Ijero, Ulesun and Asin (near Ikole) who were probably autochthones because available traditions shows that they had lived in and near their abodes from time immemorial. As a matter of fact, no one knows where, if any, they came from and for how long they had lived in those ancient sites. Ulesun appears the best-known apparently on account of its size, the number of its subordinate communities

in particular were reputed for great attention to cleanliness. A popular lyrical description of Ado citizenry depicts: Ira Ule Ado m'etipise fifin seree (Ado citizens with their usually clean heels). Ado people were, by local standard, tough and brave warriors. Traditions preserve numerous brave citizens of each Ado community, the best known were Ogbigbonihanran of Idolofin quarters, Ogunmonakan of Okelaja, Fasawo, a.k.a. Aduloju of Udemo quarters, and Eleyinmi Orogirigbona of Okeyinmi quarters - all

of Ado-Ekiti and Ogunbulu, a.k.a. Ala l'oju Osoru of Aisegba. The exploits of Ado tough in many parts of Ekiti formed the basis of the popular orature: Ikara s'eji s'inu agbagba t'emi ukoko (Of two balls of cake in the frying-pan, he insists his share is one) Folk, traditions are replete with fond references to Ewi's relationship with some other Ekiti traditional rulers. Ewi's antecedents are depicted as: Elempe Ekiti (mightiest man in Ekiti) On k'emu 'kan o mu meji Oloju k'enu 'kan gba kete re

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