5th Festival of Traditional Games in Marivan

The fifth edition of the International Festival of Traditional and Local Games was held on Thursday May 26 near Lake Zarivar in Marivan, Kurdistan...

One single feast to respect women, earth, life

Iranians celebrate Sepandarmazgan in which women, the Earth and life which all have one thing in common – reproduction – are respected and praised.

Many Iranian Sites on UNESCO Waiting List

Head of Iran’s National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Saadollah Nasiri Qidari said that many Iranian historical and natural sites will have to wait for the next four or even five decades to be registered by the organization.
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Persian Gulf archeological excavations in progress

Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Department in Hormuzgan province is conducting vital archeological excavations in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and its hinterlands, said the director general of the department.

“Nowruz Remains Eternal in the Course of History”

The Iranian author of Nowruz in the Four Corners of the World, Dariush Mohajer, pointed to the influence of Nowruz around the world, in regions like the south of Algeria, Western China and Ethiopia.
Pir Shalyar

Mystic Dance in Ancient Iranian Mid-Winter Ceremony

Pir Shalyar is a three-day ancient ceremony held twice a year in Western Iran in mid-spring and mid-winter. Attending the mystic ceremony is of great significance, and many tourists from Iran and abroad make their way to the city each year.

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Handicraft for Wives of Foreign Ambassadors

An exhibition of Iranian handicraft for foreign ambassadors’ wives was kicked off in Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) in Tehran.

India Highlights Cultural Bonds with Iran

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi hailed the historic, strong cultural bonds with Iran, describing a conference on Iranian and Indian culture as being a counteraction to extremism in both nations.

Wedding traditions of Turkmens in Iran (PHOTOS)

Snapshots of a Turkmen wedding party in Iran.
Abbas Barzegar in the village of Bazm in Fars Province

A dream success story you don’t wanna miss

How a chance encounter has helped a villager in southern Iran set up a very lucrative business with a still brighter future ahead.

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