Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Christmas

Armenian-Iranians celebrate Christmas, Baptism of Jesus

Armenian-Iranians, who follow the Christian faith, have participated in celebrations to mark Christmas and the Baptism of Jesus.

Christians in Iran celebrate New Year at Tehran church

Iranian Christians celebrate 2023 New Year at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, an Armenian Apostolic church, in the capital, Tehran.

Christmas shopping in Tehran on eve of New Year

According to the religious calendar of Iranian Armenians, Jesus Christ’s birthday is celebrated on January 6. But while Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, some shops and stores in Tehran sell pine trees and other symbols and statuettes just days before that date.

Iran president congratulates Pope, Christians on Christmas

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has penned a letter congratulating Pope Francis on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Jesus Christ and the New Gregorian Year.

Tehran nights in run up to New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, some of the neighborhoods of the Iranian capital Tehran are bustling with Christian citizens who are shopping for the festive season.

New Year celebrations in Isfahan’s Julfa neighborhood, Vank Cathedral

Members of the Armenian community in the Julfa neighborhood of the Iranian city of Isfahan are celebrating the festive season ahead of the New Year.

Iran speaker offers Christmas greetings to counterparts

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in a message congratulated the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and Christmas to his counterparts in Christian countries.

Raisi visits family of Christian martyr on eve of Christmas

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has paid a visit to the bereaved family of a young Christian martyr, who lost his life during the ex-Iraqi regime’s war on Iran in the 1980s, on the eve of Christmas.

Ayatollah Khamenei Congratulates Christians, Muslims on Christmas

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered congratulations to all Christians and Muslims across the world on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary.

All Religions in Iran Equally Respected: Official

Iran’s government spokesman says followers of all divine faiths in the country are equally respected while they live side by side in peace and harmony.

In Pictures: Christmas and New Year Shopping in Tehran

Shopping gains huge popularity among Iranian people from all religions and walks of life on Christmas and ahead of the new Christian Year.

Iran’s Rouhani Congratulates Pontiff on Christmas, New Year

The Iranian president has, in a message to Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis, congratulated him on the birthday of Jesus Christ and the arrival of the Christian New Year.

Iran’s President Congratulates World Leaders on Jesus Christ Birthday, New Year

The Iranian president has, in separate messages to heads of states across the world, congratulated them on the birthday of Jesus Christ and the arrival of the Christian New Year 2021.

Iran President Congratulates Christians on Jesus Christ Birthday

The Iranian president has congratulated all Christians on the anniversary of the birthday of the divine prophet, Jesus Christ.

Iran Congratulates Christians on Jesus Christ’s Birthday

The Iranian government spokesman has expressed congratulations on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ.

Iranian Officials Congratulate Christians on Christmas

Several Iranian officials have offered congratulations to Iranian Christians on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ.

Christian Iranians Celebrating Christmas in Isfahan

Photos by Mohammad-Reza Sharif, Mizan News Agency

Iranian Christians Out for Christmas Shopping

Christian citizens of Tehran along with other Iranian people from all religions and walks of life have poured into streets in Christian neighbourhoods of the city as Christmas and New Christian Year shopping gains growing popularity in the country.

Iranian Armenians Celebrate New Year with Persian Customs

New Year celebrations for Christians in Iran are different from those of Christians in other parts of the world. In Iran, the Christian culture has been mixed with the Iranian culture.

Tourism Official Invites World to Spend Christmas in Iran

A tourism official invited people from across the world to choose Iran as the destination for their Christmas vacation, in a bid to lure tourists who worth a lot to the country’s economy amid the tightening of US sanctions.

Iranian Christians Go New Year Shopping

On the eve of the New Year, streets in Christian neighbourhoods in central Tehran are filled with people doing Christmas shopping.

Iranian President Offers Congratulations on Christmas

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated world leaders on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the advent of the new Christian year in separate messages on Tuesday.

Christmas Celebrated by Iranians in Tehran Church

Iranian Catholic Christians have celebrated Christmas in Saint Gregory church of capital Tehran on Tuesday, December 25, as Christians across the world mark the day.

Iran Hosts “Yalda, Christmas Festival” to Strengthen Inter-Cultural Ties

The first festival of “Yalda and Christmas” was held in the Iranian capital Tehran on the eve of the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year which has long been celebrated on the last night of autumn by Iranians since ancient times.

Armenians in Iran Mark Christian New Year

Iranian Armenians living in Tehran have celebrated the advent of Christian New Year at an iconic church in the capital city.

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