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Iran Offers Condolences on Death of French Iranologist Lazard

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has paid homage to renowned French linguist and Iranologist Gilbert Lazard, who died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 98.

Nour Gavan; Ancient Ceremony to Mark Triumph of Light over Darkness

The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.

Iran Offers Condolences on Death of Leading Italian Orientalist

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered condolences on the death of Gianroberto Scarcia, the leading professor of Iranian studies and the founder of the Persian literature and language seat in Venice University.

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.

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.

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.

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