Qalishoyan: rug washing ceremony
Qalishoyan (aka Ghali Shoyan or Ghali Shuyan) is traditional/religious/historical mourning ceremony. This ritual is a ceremony in honor of Sultan Ali (Imam Zadeh Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir). Traditions say that when Sultan Ali was martyred the Finns, while covering his body in a carpet, brought him to Tehran to wash and eventually bury. On the morning of the ceremony, the people are present at the tomb, and they will splash rosewater on the rug. After finishing the ceremony, they will deliver it to the Fin residents who are waiting outside the tomb. The people of Fin wash the carpet in the water and move with wickets that are elegantly cut and decorated. Then the carpet is returned to the tomb.
About this experience
What we will doWe will the ceremony and its complex rituals. Observing this ceremony undoubtedly can create unforgettable memories and a sensual sense of pleasure in the audience.
Season / MonthSecond Friday of October
WhereMashhad-e Ardehal (42 km west of Kashan)
Mashhad-e Ardehal (42 km west of Kashan)