Like other people of South Khorasan , Birjand residents speak “Farsi dary”, which has a different accent in some words. Birjandian people have a warm-hearted character and they have gained this attitude by neighboring warm desert and this warmth can be felt through the local songs. Music is a inseparable part of South Khorasan culture & in most of parties and traditional ceremonies they performed along with “the dance of wood” & for sure it is an eye catching event.
In Birjand the old cultures still stand, not as it was before but residents are trying to keep their roots & believes, like “shabe chele’ ceremony which is a traditional party in the first night of winter in order to bring hope to watch the sun again in cold season.
The majority of the inhabitants are religious & ShiE is their belief. they have many religious ceremonies and they have performed in 2 months, Moharam & Safar.
The outfit of this region is based on the climate & geografic features but these days it is very rare to put on. CHehel tiser, Ghorot, Shalite, Arkhalogh & Charghad are some of the vast outfits which are made from wool & other natural materials.
Handy crafts are the symbol of civilization’s history and it can indicate the creativity & feelings of their creators, in Birjand, like other parts of Iran, handy crafts relieved deep & rich culture of the territory. Arts like Kilim Weaving , Course Weaving ,Pottery & Carpet Weaving .
Along with the handy crafts, there are a vast variety of agriculture products that might tempt visitors to buy as a valuable souvenir, goods like Almonds, Barberry, Saffron, Berry, Grape, Figs, Jujubes & Prune.