Iranian Recreation Activities, Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran (Persia)

Like all other people around the world, people in Iran try to make the best use of their leisure, especially on holidays. The form of pastime highly depends on different factors such as social class, budget, and interests. Following the development of megacities and technologies, traditional recreations focusing on the physical group activities are replaced with e-games. The majority of people choose gardens and plains in the suburbs for the excursion; this activity has long had a special place among Iranians.

Traveling, both domestically and internationally, is also popular in the country. In addition, cultural leisure centers including cinema, theater, concert, and museum are especially of interest to the younger generations. Book cafés provide an interesting place for those like both books and café.

Sport is another common hobby the Iranian do at their leisure. Team and individual sports in different fields are followed in either professional or amateur levels. The ever-increasing desire for fitness and health has inclined many young Iranians to go to fitness clubs and gyms as well. Watching sports matches in the stadium is also popular among sports lovers.

A variety of restaurants, both modern and traditional types attract clients, especially during the weekends. Walking and purchase in Malls, shopping centers, and bazaars should also be added to the list of Iranians’ recreations as well.