Rice is one of the oldest and most popular foods in the world.
In north of Iran, groups of people are involved in the process of planting and harvesting rice, and neighbors help each other to get the job done.
After a farmer finishes work on his own farmland, he goes to help his neighbors to reciprocate for their assistance.
Thus, the planting season of rice is accompanied by what is known as “help festival”.
Thirty-two percent of Iran’s rice is produced in the northern province of Mazandaran.