Sunday, February 5, 2023

Cultural Heritage

‘Carnival of Joy’ marks Nowruz across Iran’s Semnan Province

A festive carnival, called the Carnival of Joy, has been travelling across Iran’s north-central province of Semnan, as Iranians are celebrating the start of spring and the Persian New Year.

Iran tourism: Barim Bridge, a relic of Iran civilization glory

Along the road connecting the city of Shiraz in Fars Province to Gachsaran, a city in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, there is an ancient bridge built over the Tang-e Shiv River, which, according to historical studies, dates back to the Sassanid or Zoroastrian eras in the pre-Islamic period.

Kashan’s Fin Garden among top Nowruz holidays travel destinations

The governor of the central Iranian city of Kashan says more than 15,000 people have visited the city’s iconic Fin Garden over the past two days, as the Nowruz travel season gets underway.

Smuggled Iranian antiquities return home, displayed at Iran Natl. Museum

Ancient pottery originally unearthed in the western Iranian region of Bookan, has been put on show at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, after being returned home from Switzerland.

The rituals of Chaharshanbe Suri

They say old timers believed that the ashes from Chaharshanbe Suri were ominous. Also, families whose loved ones were ill or who had a wish made a vow and cooked āsh.

Chaharshanbe Suri and spoon-banging-Hamedan

Chaharshanbe Suri is one of the most ancient and beautiful traditional festivals of Iran. This festival has been celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year since ancient times up until now. Chaharshanbe Suri is very popular among Iranians and is marked across the country.

Tehran holds ceremony celebrating Nowruz

The Iranian capital Tehran has held a ceremony featuring traditional music and arts to celebrate Nowruz, a festival that marks the Persian New Year.

Nowruz traditions: Goldfish, guests at Haft Seen tables

Nowruz is one of the most beautiful and lasting traditions of Iranians and ethnic Iranians, which is marked across the world. Nowruz rituals ranging from Haji Firuz, Chaharshanbe Suri and New Year house-cleaning to Haft Seen and visits to relatives’ houses and Sizdah Bedar have evolved over a span of thousands of years and are observed with slight differences at each corner of the Iranian lands.

Nowruz Khani, a tradition marking arrival of spring in Guilan

One of the traditional customs and rituals in Guilan Province is Nowruz Khani – or singing to mark Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Sa’adat, a historical school in Iran’s Bushehr

The National Day of Bushehr coincides with the anniversary of the founding of Sa’adat School in the southern Iranian port city.

Tabriz hosts giant colored eggs festival

A park in the Iranian city of Tabriz is hosting a festival of large colored Nowruz eggs.

Get to know Iran’s historical ‘Burnt City’ museum

Across from the ruins of Shahr-e Sukhteh (the Burnt City) near Iran’s southeastern city of Zahehdan, there is a museum that puts on display archeological finds uncovered in excavations of the ancient site such as clay and stone artifacts, statuettes, beads and reconstructed graves with skeletons.

5,000-year-old relic discovered in southeast Iran

An antiquity dating back to the 3rd millennium BC has been dug out in southeastern Iran.

Iran cultural heritage: 200-year-old Marvi Alley in Tehran

Kouche Marvi – Marvi Alley – is one of the oldest passageways in the Iranian capital Tehran. It is a historical alley in Nasser Khosrow street, in southern Tehran, that goes back 200 year ago.

Sadeh ancient festival in Kerman

The ancient ritual known as Sadeh festival was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, January 30, at the Iranian city of Kerman’s Zoroastrian fire temple. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony was held with a limited population and with prayers and hymns by Zoroastrian priests.

Mashahd’s Robat-e Virani Ethnography Museum

The Ethnography Museum of Robat-e Virani is a key attraction near the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Once upon a time, Isfahan’s Naqshe Jahan Square

Naqshe Jahan Square is one of the oldest squares in Isfahan and one of the most beautiful monuments registered in UNESCO.

Iran Tourism Minister visits historical sites in Yazd

Seyyed Ezzatollah Zarghami, Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism has visited the Qanat of Zarch in the Iranian province of Yazd.

Iran UN envoy calls on US to deliver Achaemenid tablets

Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations stressed Washington must deliver Achaemenid tablets to Tehran completely and without any excuse.

Mahyar historical caravanserai, artistic work rarely seen elsewhere

Mahyar caravanserai is one of the excellent and prominent examples of Safavid architecture style, which is decorated with brickwork, plaster crown molding and tiling.

Welcoming Yalda 1400

This year, we will celebrate Yalda Night after a very long period of coronavirus restrictions and social distancing.

Tajrish Bazaar on the eve of Yalda Night

Yalda Night is one of the most important Iranian customs and celebrations that's several thousand years old.

Iran Calligraphy Heritage in Malek Musuem

The 16th session of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris has recognized the “National Program to Safeguard Traditional Art of Calligraphy in Iran” as an intangible heritage.

Old mansion and maritime museum side by side in Bushehr

The Persian Gulf Sea and Maritime Museum was established at the Kolah Farangi Mansion of the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr in 2008.

Remains of 16th-century ship found off Caspian Sea

The remnants of a ship dating back to the 16th century have been discovered off the coast of the Caspian Sea in the north of Iran.

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