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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.
Poems Illustrations, Iran

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 (5)

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.