Traditions and Customs only Iranians will understand!
Iranians can be a bit superstitious, especially when it comes to being jinxed. So in order to avoid it, they burn espand (wild rue seeds) until they start to crackle and then wave the smoke over the heads of their loved ones while sending three salavât. You’ll sometimes see people waving around espand on the street. I even saw it once at a hair salon which I thought was funny. Because espand is said to have purification properties, Iranians burn it from time to time in their homes or any time they move into a new house. (More on espand and superstitions in this post