Bachookheh Wrestling is a widely renowned local sport in Iran, with a deep-rooted history in Khorasan. Over time, it has gained immense significance among the locals, leading to dedicated efforts to train Bachookheh wrestlers. Traditionally, this form of wrestling took place during Norooz, the Iranian New Year, as part of wedding celebrations.
Interestingly, Chookheh was originally the clothing worn by shepherds and served as the traditional clothing of the Kurds in Khorasan. The wrestling matches are conducted in a ring covered with soft soil or grass, attracting a diverse audience of men and women from various age groups. However, the primary tournament occurs on April 2nd at Zeinal Khan Spring in the city of Esfarayen, the birthplace of Bachookheh wrestling.