Every year on the 14th of Farvardin (the 3rd of April), more than 50,000 people from all over Iran go to the “Zeinal-khan” arena in Esfarayen to watch a wrestling match. This tournament is one of Iran’s most famous local sports, where Olympic athletes and world champions participate in the championship. “Choukha” is the name of the clothing that the wrestlers wear here, consisting of a short cape that wrestlers tighten with a white shawl.

By: Javid, Farzam, Mohammad/Podium Photos