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Abolqassem Ferdowsi, the late tenth-century Persian poet who composed the great epic The Book of Kings, or Shahnameh, has been commemorated during an event at his tomb in the historical city of Tous, in northeastern Iran.
Perhaps many among the current residents of Tehran do not know that Reshteh Polo, or Persian noodle rice, has been a regular dinner for old residents of Tehran, who were both gastronomes and good-timers, but at the same time easygoing and frugal, on Yalda Night.
Iran’s minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has congratulated the Iranian people on the UNESCO’s decision to inscribe the art of miniature on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The city of Isfahan in central Iran is hosting dozens of cultural events this weekend which mark a national day in the Persian calendar dedicated to the popular tourist destination.
Tehran recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Iranian children and adolescents, which were drawn with the aim of promoting the culture of kindness and peace in the world.
Dozens of Iranian manuscripts and historical object are going to be put up for auction in an exhibition in London later this month.
Iran is going to partake in 24th edition of Beijing International Book Fair as the special guest. The Islamic Republic’s slogan this year is “Iran: The Colourful Dream of Silk Road”.
Iran’s Department of the Environment has initiated a music festival with the aim of drawing public attention to the protection of the environment.
An art show underway at IFA Gallery in the German city of Stuttgart explores many aspects of changing life in Iran, the Institute for Foreign Relations (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen – IFA) has announced.
The Head of Iran’s museums to IRNA: “For the very first time, there will be a significant exhibition of the Louvre Museum masterpieces in Iran.”
12 well-known female photographers from Iran and Spain presented their work in a paired format, with pre-defined subjects, in the exhibition Parallel Perspectives . Iran-Spain : Photographs in the Mirror.
None of the major Persian celebrations is taken from any specific religion’s dogma.
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The 60th Belgrade International Book Fair has selected Iran as its special guest of honor next year.
The Istanbul art fair showcases paintings, a wooden sculpture, a collection of integrated artworks and a 3-part video by Iranian artists.
Nematzadeh said Iran stands ready to establish cooperation with foreigners in the fields of tourism and large- or small-scale production.
Iran’s presence at Expo Milano 2015 has come under criticism by a media outlet which says the exclusive elements of the Iranian culture were all absent in the exposition.