Multicultural identity of Yazd
Different parts of Yazd city have various religious and non-religious buildings that have remained during the past years. These religious buildings include mosques, hosseiniye, Holy shrines, tombs, synagogues, and Zoroastrian fire temples. Also, non-religious buildings that have religious-cultural roots such as water reservoirs, baths, Qanats, schools, caravanserais, and bazaars are a complement for the first part.
Both groups have religious-cultural thoughts that are well-formed in the structure of Yazd and have played a very important role in people's religious beliefs for many years. They are associated with the continuity of the traditions they cover Yazd's social organization. These buildings have created different traditions, cultures, and sub-cultures in the city of Yazd, which is the reflection of the peaceful coexistence of different religions of Islam - Zoroastrianism, and Judaism. The presence of these religions, Yazd's cultural values can be considered a model and an outstanding example of the peaceful coexistence of religions. The presence of different religions - different religious and non-religious monuments - cultural differences and unique location on the most important economic highway(Silk Road) has made this city one of the most important cities in Iran.
|Jewish synagogue in the vicinity Yazd Grand Mosque|
The ingenious management of the urban fabric translates into the strong persistence of its socio-cultural diversity. The local population and its decision-makers have managed to maintain historical areas of the historic city, which still illustrate its traditions. Yazd is also recognized for its intangible cultural heritage. In addition to those related to crafts and cooking, religious festivals are of particular importance in Yazd. The city has been known for its silk fabrics and other textile productions. It is also one of the most important Zoroastrian centers, the main temple of which remains an important pilgrimage destination for Zoroastrians.