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5th Festival of Traditional Games in Marivan

The fifth edition of the International Festival of Traditional and Local Games was held on Thursday May 26 near Lake Zarivar in Marivan, Kurdistan...

India Highlights Cultural Bonds with Iran

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi hailed the historic, strong cultural bonds with Iran, describing a conference on Iranian and Indian culture as being a counteraction to extremism in both nations.

Stained-Glass Museum in Tehran

A museum displaying stained-glass windows has been set up in a historical house in Tehran on Sa’adi Street.

Food as Recreation in Tehran: Study

A university professor in behavioural sciences said that 65% of people considered eating to be a recreation, according to a study carried out in 2015 across Tehran.

Iran Commemorates World Day for Cultural Diversity

In a ceremony held in Tehran’s historical Niavaran Palace on Wednesday, Iran celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which is annually marked on May 21.

New Pahlavani Wrestling Federation Appoints Iranian as Caretaker, Tehran as HQ

Alireza Rezaei from Iran has been appointed as caretaker of the International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation, it was announced on Monday May 9.

Local Games Festival in North Khorasan

The northeastern city of Bojnord, in North Khorasan Province, hosts a festival games and music to mark Eid-al-Mab'ath (the day that Muhammad (S) was...

Camel Racing in Central Iran’s Khara Desert

The 6th Camel Racing Competition was recently held in the Khara desert, in Iran’s central province of Isfahan. Camels can run at speeds up...

Many Iranian Sites on UNESCO Waiting List

Head of Iran’s National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Saadollah Nasiri Qidari said that many Iranian historical and natural sites will have to wait for the next four or even five decades to be registered by the organization.

No Men in the Village during Varf Chal: Locals Mark 600-Year-Old Ceremony

Every spring, people in Ab-e Ask, a village near the city of Amol in the northern province of Mazandaran, host a 600-year-old ceremony called "Varf Chal", literally translated as "snow storing".