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Iranian People Mark National Ferdowsi Day

A huge crowd of Iranians paid tribute to their celebrated poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi at his tomb in Tous in Khorasan Razavi Province on the National Ferdowsi Day marked on May 15.

“Some 4,000 Students Learning Persian Language Worldwide”

A senior Iranian literary figure says some 4,000 students are learning the Persian Language across the globe.

Turkey’s Orhan Pamuk Talks of His Deep Interest in Persian Fables

Turkish Nobel Literature Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk says he is deeply interested in Persian classic fables, adding he writes his works by indulging himself in the Iranian literature and history.

Russian Scholar Amazed by Enthusiasm of Bookworms in Iran

The Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of Russian Academy of Sciences, who recently travelled to Iran to visit 31st Tehran International Book Fair, says she was surprised by the huge number of enthusiastic people visiting the exhibition.

Iran Ready to Teach Russian as Foreign Language at Schools

Iran’s Minister of Education Mohammad Bat’haei says the country is prepared to add Russian to the language learning curriculum of Iranian schools if Persian language is offered to pupils in the Russian Federation as well.

Iranian People Mark National Day of Saadi

The National Day of renowned Persian poet Saadi Shirazi was commemorated in the Iranian city of Shiraz, the hometown of the acclaimed figure.

Iranian People Commemorate Renowned Persian Poet Attar

April 14 or Farvardin 25 in the Iranian calendar is the day to commemorate Attar of Nishapur, the Persian and Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer.

Mashhad’s Ferdowsi Boulevard Decorated with Shahnameh Murals

Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Museums in Photos: House of Top Poetess in Tabriz

The childhood house of Parvin Etesami, the most renowned Iranian female poet, has turned into a popular tourist destination for tourists visiting Tabriz in northwestern Iran.

Eminent Iranian Philosopher, Intellectual Dies at 83

Veteran Iranian intellectual and Indologist, Dariush Shaygan has passed at the age of 83, leaving behind a trail of magisterial works.

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