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Millions of Muslims around world celebrating Eidal-Fitr

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world. The announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr […]

Persian Gulf: From rich history to security depth

The 10th day of Ordibehesht – the second month on the Iranian calendar – has been designated as the Persian Gulf National Day to commemorate not only the historical victory of the Iranian forces against the trespassers in the southern waters but also to remind all that the true name of the Persian Gulf will remain so forever. The […]

Iran, Nicaragua sign 5-year cultural MoU

In a meeting held on Wednesday, the chairman of the Iranian Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mahdi Imanipour and the Co-Director General of Nicaragua’s Culture Institute Enrique Morales Alonso signed a 5-year MoU on cultural and artistic cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, Imanipour stated that the MoU has great potential that […]

Martyr Soleimani commemoration ceremony held inSarajevo

TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) – On the second anniversary of the Martyrdom of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Second-in-Command of Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a ceremony of commemoration was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The commemoration ceremony was held in Sarajevo on Friday in the presence of the families of the […]

Centuries-old rock-carved inscription discovered in southernIranian plain

TEHRAN – A centuries-old rock-carved inscription has recently been discovered in Marvdasht plain, which is home to the UNESCO-registered sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae as well as tens of other magnificent structures, in southern Fars province. The inscription bears Middle Persian (or Pahlavi) script and it is carved in the face of a giant rock […]

19th-century photos of Rey people, attractions to go on show  

TEHRAN – Rey tourism directorate is set to organize a photo exhibition, which features people, monuments, and landscapes of the ancient Iranian city during the 19th-century. “The exhibit will showcase a selection of 30 photographs and paintings of Cheshmeh-Ali, Tughrul Tower, Borj-e Khamoushan (Tower of Silence), and the holy shrines of Shah Abdol Azim and […]

Sassanid silver bowl returned home after decades

TEHRAN – Centuries-old Silver Bowl of Rashi has recently been returned to Rasht Archaeological Museum Gilan province after almost three decades, the provincial tourism chief has announced. The silver bowl was discovered during the early 1990s excavations at the Rashi Rudbar archaeological site in the northern province, Masoud Hallajpur said on Wednesday. The historical relic […]

Natural properties in Hamedan made national heritage

TEHRAN –A total of four natural properties across west-central Hamedan province have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list, the provincial tourism chief has announced. Mount Khorzaneh, which is home to several natural caves, two plane trees, and the protected area of Malusan were added to the prestigious list, Ali Malmir said on Wednesday. […]

Benefactors free over 5,400 prisoners in 8 months

TEHRAN – A total of 5,421 inmates of involuntary crimes have been released during the first eight months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (began March 21) with the help of philanthropists and charities, Asadollah Joolaei, head of Blood Money Organization, has said. Freeing prisoners of involuntary crimes is done in three ways. The first […]

Tandoor-making skill gained cultural heritage status

TEHRAN – The traditional skill of making giant earthen tandoors, which have long been practiced in the city of Ferdows, eastern province of South Khorasan, has won national cultural heritage status, a local tourism official has announced. Tandoor making is the practice of making traditional and home bakery ovens out of clay, which has been […]

National Seal of Excellence granted to 52 Iranian handicrafts

TEHRAN – A selection of 52 high-quality works handcrafted by the natives of Khuzestan province has been granted the National Seal of Excellence, the provincial tourism chief has announced. Winners were picked by a panel of national juries from a shortlist of 80 works, Seyyed Hekmatollah Musavi said on Tuesday. “Khuzestani craftsmen and artists have […]

Serbian archaeologists join Iranian, Italian fellows in Burnt City

TEHRAN – A number of Serbian archaeologists and cultural heritage experts have joined their Iranian and Italian counterparts to resume digs in the UNESCO-registered Burnt City in southeast Iran. Called “Shahr-e Sukhteh” or “Shahr-i Sokhta” in Persian, Burnt City is associated with four rounds of civilization, all burnt down by catastrophic sets of fire. The […]

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