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  • Our Summer in Tehran

Our Summer in Tehran | Park Melat | PBS

Duration: 01:10
Program: Our Summer in Tehran

During the weekends (Thursday and Friday in Iran), the city's many parks are a colorful and crowded check-board of picnic blankets. Iranians have elevated the picnic to an art form. In the summer picnickers arrive as the day cools, around 5pm and stay until dark, 9 or 10pm. Sandwiches and paper plates have no place at an Iranian picnic. Hot tea is served into glass mugs; real plates are piled high with hot food, fresh fruit and vegetables, pastries.

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Post Date: June 8, 2009