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14th-Century Poets Khujandi, Hafez Linked Tajikistan, Iran: ECO

The head of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) says renowned 14th-century poet Kamal Khujandi and his contemporary Persian poet Hafez Shirazi were the links between Iran and Tajikistan.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Pays Tribute to Allama Iqbal

Iran’s Foreign Minister Pays Tribute to Allama Iqbal

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has attended a ceremony held in Pakistan to commemorate the 143rd birthday anniversary of renowned Persian-speaking poet, Allama Iqbal Lahori.

Iran Marks National Hafez Day

Iranian people annually gather at the mausoleum of prominent 14th century poet Hafez on Oct. 11 to mark his national day, but this year the ceremony has been called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.
Omar Khayyam; Eminent Polymath Who Married Science with Literature

Omar Khayyam; Eminent Polymath Who Married Science with Literature

Iran’s minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts has, in a message, expressed congratulations on National Omar Khayyam Day, paying tribute to the eminent Persian poet.

Prominent Iranian Literary Translator Najaf Daryabandari Dies at 91

Acclaimed Iranian author and translator Najaf Daryabandari, who had translated many of the world’s outstanding literary works into Persian, has died at the age of 91.
Tomb of Saadi, Shiraz, Iran

Iran Commemorates National Day of Saadi

What follows is a photo gallery of the tomb of prominent Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi in his hometown, Shiraz, in southern Iran on the occasion of a national day named after him.
Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus

Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus

An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.
Iranian Medical Staff Wearing Masks Speak via Poems on their Suits 2

Iranian Medical Staff Wearing Masks Speak via Poems on Their Suits

A group of medical workers in Iran have been seen in protective suits bearing poems and sentences that bring to mind their relentless efforts in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.