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Iranians on Shopping Sprees in Run-up to New Year

Iranian people from all walks of life are going on shopping sprees as the Persian New Year is around the corner.

Rosewater Has Unbelievable Healing Properties for Eyes

Rosewater is a fragrant liquid highly beneficial for human eyes but before any use, we should make sure about its purity.

Iran Islamic Revolution: Achievements of Four Decades

On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the outcome of Iran’s uprising against the US-backed rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is a hot topic of discussions among Iranians.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Valley of Stars on Qeshm Island

Residents in southern Iran believe that the Valley of Stars on Qeshm Island has been named after the falling of a star centuries ago.

Kerman Province; Popular Destination at Heart of Iranian Deserts

Kerman, the largest province in Iran with an ancient history, is home to numerous world heritage sites which annually attract millions of visitors.

Tehran History Summarized in Baharestan Neighbourhood

Baharestan is one of the oldest squares of Tehran, built by Mohammad Shah Qajar about 231 years ago when the city became the capital of Iran.

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.

Pre-Nowruz Rituals; What All Iranians Do before New Year

Spring has almost arrived, and Iranians are preparing themselves for and counting down to the Persian New Year, when they will celebrate the traditional Nowruz festival.

Spoon-Banging; Persian Ancestor of Trick-or-Treating

An integral part of the ancient Persian festival Charshanbe Suri (Fireworks Wednesday) is a spoon-banging ritual, which seems to be an ancestor of the trick-or-treating in modern Halloween celebrations.

Joy of Checking into Iran’s First Mud-Hut Hotel

It has been a couple of years since Iran’s first mud-hut hotel was opened to tourists in the city of Ghalehganj in southern Kerman province, southeast Iran.

Qeshm Island Geopark Becomes Global after Receiving UNESCO Green Card

Qeshm Island Geopark in the southern Iranian island of Qeshm has become a UNESCO Global Geopark after obtaining the UN cultural body’s green card.

Miraculous Healing Powers of Ginger

Ginger, a healing plant used in medicine and cooking for centuries, is replete with vitamins A, C and E, and group B vitamins.

Iranian People Celebrate Persian Fire Festival

Charshanbe Soori is a prelude to Nowruz (the Iranian New Year), and is celebrated with firework displays and the jumping over of fires. Mixed nuts and berries are also served during the celebration.

‘Nowruz Khani’, Tradition to Show Gratitude towards Spring’s Arrival

Every year, a couple of weeks before the arrival of spring, traditional singers known as Nowruz Khans herald the arrival of spring in the villages of northern Iran by singing and playing their instruments.

Visiting Iran’s Beauties Changes German Engineer’s Life

After visiting Iran as a way to relieve the sorrow of his wife’s death, a German engineer left his prestigious job to be a full-time traveller.

Ancient Festival of Sadeh in Southern Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Kuku Sabzi, Delicious Iranian Vegetarian Dish

A combination of different fresh herbs and eggs coupled with the simple recipe has made the dish a favorite of people who are always on the go and still want to eat healthy.

“Nowruz Remains Eternal in the Course of History”

The Iranian author of Nowruz in the Four Corners of the World, Dariush Mohajer, pointed to the influence of Nowruz around the world, in regions like the south of Algeria, Western China and Ethiopia.

Nowruz Celebration in Western Iranian City of Marivan

Kurdish people hold special rituals to celebrate Nowruz, the ancient Persian festival of New Year which coincides the beginning of spring.

Street Performances Herald the Persian New Year

Haji Firouz is a traditional Persian character who appears in the streets, sings and dances during the days leading to Nowruz.

Aali Mohammad Valley; Amazing Phenomenon in Qeshm Island

Aali Mohammad Valley, located in the western part of Qeshm island, spans along a north-south line. This amazing Natural phenomenon attracts many tourists every year.

Tomsenati Village and Its Historical Shrine in Qeshm Island

Bogh-e Pir shrine of Tomsenati village is likely to have been a Mithraism temple: a place of worship for the god of Mehr- Mithra- prior to the Seljuq dynasty.

Qeshm Island’s Geo-park Museum, Prominent One in Iran

The Geo-Park Museum on Qeshm Island is home to more than 3,000 animal species.

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