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Iranian author Iraj Pezeshkzad dies aged 94

Iranian author and satirist Iraj Pezeshkzad has passed away in the United States at the age of 94.

Iranian poet, filmmaker dies of COVID-19 at 47

Iranian poet, author and filmmaker Abtin Baktash has passed away at the age of 47 as a result of infection with COVID-19.

Number of Persian language learners hits new record in Spain

In Spain, more people are developing an interest in the Persian language, with the number of learners in the European country setting a new record this year.

Iran’s Yazd City: World’s Largest Adobe Town

The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is the world’s largest adobe town.

Elegy on Imam Hussein Most Widely-Used Text on Persian Inscriptions

A researcher on cultural heritage says the renowned poem of the Iranian poet Mohtasham Kashani on the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein, on the Day of Ashura, is the most widely used piece of Persian poetry in inscriptions around the world.

Persian Language Replaced with Pashto in Afghan Airport Signs

The Afghan government seems to be rolling out the red carpet for the Taliban by removing the Dari Persian language from the signs of Khost International Airport, which was recently opened by President Ashraf Ghani.

Iranian Literary Circles Thriving on Clubhouse

Literary and book-reading sessions have become part of the rooms of the social platform Clubhouse these days while they had mostly been closed down in recent years due to different reasons.

Poetry Can Illustrate Sufferings of COVID-19 Patients: Iran

The Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance says the country will exchange its “poetic” experience of coronavirus with the world.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Illustrated Works of Poetry Displayed at Tehran Exhibit

An exhibition is underway in Tehran, showcasing pictorial versions of poems by renowned Iranian poet Hafez.

Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons

An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.

German Artist Holds ‘Homage to Hafez’ Exhibition in Iran

The works of German artist Guenther Uecker have gone on display in Iran’s northern city of Rasht at an exhibition entitled “Homage to Hafez”.

Oscars 2020: ‘Last Fiction’ First Iranian Film to Run for Best Animated Feature

Iranian animated movie “The Last Fiction” is among the thirty-two animated features submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards.

Rumi Remains Point of Contention after 800 Years

Different people look at renowned Persian poet and mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi from different perspectives, something which the poet himself had predicted and understood during his lifetime.

Streets of Iranian Village Named after Literary Masterpieces

A village in west-central Iran has gained fame not only for its pleasant weather, but also for its people, who love reading and doing cultural activities.

Hafez Best Classic Poet in Literature History: Turkish Writer

Renowned Turkish author and translator Mehmet Kanar says he does not know of any poet better than Iran’s Hafez in classic literature.

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