Rose Water Festival (Golabgiri)
Rose water extraction is an annual festival which starts from 5-10 Ordibehesht month (24 -29 April) and lasts for one month in Qamsar County, Kashan City, Iran, and Isfahan Province. Rose water festival starts in the spring season when the weather is getting warm and the rose flowers become florescent and ready to be picked up.
Qamsar Geographical Condition
Qamsar is a green and floriculturist district which is surrounded by the soaring mountains of vultures located in 25 kilometers south of Kashan city in Isfahan province, Iran. Escalation of the air surrounding mountains and gardens protects Qamsar against the dryness of the desert. Qamsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran and is the home of flower and rose oil. In spring season, it’s geographic and climatic conditions produce the most unique rose flowers about 7000 tons which are planted in the more than one thousand acres. In addition, it has fostered the most technical process of extraction among the various methods of distillation. thus, the result of this process is the best product of extracted rose water, With historical and worldwide recognition.
Rose Water Advantages
In Persian culture, rose water does not only have medical effects, but also it has special beliefs. Rose oil has warm nature and is useful for nourishing the stomach, heart, liver and nervous system and is considered a strong sedative. This fragrant liquid also stimulates blood flow and skin cell growth. Rose Water in Iranian CultureThere is also a deep relation between Iranian people and this plant. People call this plant, flower of the Prophet Mohammed as they believe its nice aroma remind them of Prophet Mohammad thus rose oil is used in holy places and shrines. Moreover, it has been used for different purposes in making traditional pastries and desserts all around Iran.
Rose Water Tour
Derak Shiraz Tour & Travel Agency arranges rose water tours in spring time. This allows you to have a great time in the festival while visiting historical attractions in other cities of Iran.
This festival is widely known and attracts many tourists to Iran during spring time. Spring is a high season in Iran, so we recommend you to book your tour individually or with a group tour a few months before. The services is included in your tour depending on your requests. Please contact us for more information.