Was walking down a street in Tehran when this display at a sandwich shop struck me. Immediately I was surprised that the “Welcome to Your Own Shop” was in English and not Farsi. For a country that gets little tourists, we still convey the warmest of welcomes to you. And regardless of whether the translation is off or not, the sign perfectly conveys the sense of generosity and hospitality Iranians take pride in.
For more information on some Iranian customs, such as greetings, gift-giving, etc. etc, check out this link below…Of course, each family is different. My favorite description is on “tahroof” where it’s rude to take things you’re offered even when you want them: