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Students of Tehran’s Amir Kabir Polytechnic University have held a cultural festival to welcome the upcoming Persian New Year, Press TV reported.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, while planting two saplings in Tehran today on the occasion of the National Tree-Planting Day, pointed to the importance and necessity of trees and …
Saturday, 03 March 2012 12:52

Iran Maljlis elections in regional media

Massive participation of the people in the voting stations to elect their favorite representatives to the Majlis (Parliament) on Friday has received wide reflections in the regional media.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:39

Iran marks world registration of Ta'zieh

Iran celebrates the successful registration of Persian passion play on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 03:09

Yalda Night, a family celebration

Ceremonies related to Yalda were considered extremely important in pre-Islamic Iran (Persia) and continue to be observed to this day since past 4,000 years.
Monday, 12 December 2011 14:01

Ashura rituals for UNESCO listing

The dossier of Ashura’s mourning ceremonies observed by different ethnic groups in Iran will be submitted to UNESCO for registration as a global spiritual heritage.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 08:24

Iranians grieve Karbala tragedy

Shia Muslims in Iran commemorate the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (PBUH) with various forms of traditional ceremonies.
Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center will be playing host to performances of tazieh (Iranian passion play) for ten nights.
Sunday, 27 November 2011 13:27

100 handicrafts eye UNESCO seals

About 100 handicrafts of the country will be introduced to UNESCO for receiving its seal of authenticity and excellence in the current Iranian year (started March 21), said a handicraft …
The Iranian Artists Forum is playing host to a selection of photos of Iran’s beauty in an exhibition entitled “My Homeland” displaying works by prominent Iranian and foreign artists.
Thursday, 27 October 2011 14:34

Pomegranate Festival in Tehran

The Fifth Festival of Pomegranates titled Yaqout-e Behesht (Ruby of Paradise) is being held in Eshraq Cultural Complex from Oct. 19-27 in collaboration with Agricultural Jihad Ministry.
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 06:47

Qalishouyan Ceremony: Up for registration

Kashan’s Qalishouyan Ceremony--a religious and traditional carpet washing ritual--is to be registered on the National Intangible Heritage List.
Art and culture aficionados gathered in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan in Golestan Province on Tuesday to celebrate the opening ceremony of the 5th Culture Festival of Iranian Tribes.
Monday, 26 September 2011 12:51

Iranian ritual play wins top Belarus prize

Mohammad Hatami’s ‘Zaar’, accompanied by Iran’s Zaar rite, won the Best Play Award at the White Tower International Theater Festival in Belarus.
Sunday, 25 September 2011 06:14

Tehran hosting Chinese Cultural Week

Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center is playing host to Chinese Cultural Week, which was inaugurated in Tehran on Thursday evening and attended by several Chinese and Iranian cultural figures.
Croatian ambassador to Tehran Esad Prohic regards Iran as a major civilization in the world, saying that the people of his country are acquainted with Persian literature and that Khayyam’s …
Friday, 09 September 2011 10:09

Verni-Bafi: Unique nomadic art

Verni-bafi (literally meaning Verni-weaving) is a unique art of northwestern Iran.
Monday, 05 September 2011 10:55

Traditional sport: Imbued with virtues

Varzesh-e Bastani is a traditional sport unique to Iran. It combines elements of the pre-Islamic Iranian culture with philosophical and spiritual components, and imbued with human virtues.
Saturday, 27 August 2011 12:39

Ramadan in Safin

Every year, with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Iranian tribes observe rituals that are not only passed down to the younger generation but also attract tourists.
Friday, 19 August 2011 08:18

Pasargad: Persia’s 1st capital

Pasargad was the first dynastic capital of Achaemenid Empire, founded in Persia in 6th century BC.