Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Iran in Photos

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.

Noruz Khani ancient tradition in Iran’s Mazandaran Province

Noruz Khani is a traditional song that has been sung since ancient times in many Iranian cities since the middle of the Persian month of Esfand (around March 6).

Iran holds mass funeral for military advisers killed in Israeli attack on Damascus

Iran has held a mass funeral for two Iranian military advisers and members of the IRGC killed in an Israeli missile attack on the Syrian capital Damascus earlier this week.

Pics: Iran villagers begin spring house cleaning before Nowruz

With Nowruz or the Persian New Year just around the corner, Iranian villagers, like other compatriots, begin spring house cleaning, called Khooneh Tekooni in the Persian language, a national tradition marked by almost all Iranians every year prior to the turn of the season.

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.

Tajrish bustling in run up to Nowruz

The Iranian New Year is fast approaching and the festive mood can be felt in the streets of the capital in the run up to Nowruz.

Red Beach of Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf

Hormuz Island spans an area of 42 square kilometers and is located in the Persian Gulf, 16 kilometers off the coasts of Bandar Abbas.

Iran tourism attractions: Beris, a port village in southeast

Beris is a village 60 km east of Chabahar in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Wives of foreign ambassadors in tree planting day ceremony

The tree planting day ceremony was held on Sunday at the Center for Political and International Studies of Iran’s Foreign Ministry. The Iranian foreign minister’s wife, the families of the Foreign Ministry’s martyrs and the wives of foreign ambassadors residing in Tehran attended the event.

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.

Amir-Reza: On the path to a dream

Amir-Reza was diagnosed with pineoblastoma (brain tumor) at the age of 5 and recovered after 2 years of treatment. His parents, being aware of Amir-Reza’s interest in singing, decided to introduce him as a singer to perform at events organized by a cancer-stricken children’s charity.

Iran national heritage: Gorgan’s historic district

The historic district of the city of Gorgan, which spans an area of 162 hectares, was the first urban such districts countrywide to enter the national list of heritage sites in 1931.

An animal charity center in Iran’s city of Qom

Akbar Bozorgzadeh, an Iranian man who cares about the environment, has voluntarily allocated a 2,000-square-meter space in the city of Qom to taking care of birds and animals, which have been injured or seized from hunters, and preparing them for returning to the nature.

Oil slicks mar coasts in southern Iran

Oil slicks floating in waters off the coast of Khark Island in southern Iran, have come ashore in the city of Bushehr, contaminating the coastline in several locations.

Iran tourism: Hamedan’s Tarik Darreh ski resort

Tarik Darreh Ski Resort in the western Iranian city of Hamedan is one of the international ski resorts of the country.

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.

Sheikh al-Raees Ibn Sina mausoleum under a blanket of snow

Hamedan is one of the most beautiful cities of Iran, with a long history that goes back to thousands of years, as the capital of different Iranian dynasties, including Medes.

A secret police prison turned museum in downtown Tehran

The Ebrat Museum, located in downtown Tehran, once served as a prison facility run by the highly-notorious SAVAK secret police prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Iran’s Shiraz city hosting migratory birds

Like in previous years, residents in the city of Shiraz in southern Iranian, Fars Province, are now hosting migratory wading birds.

Sugarcane: Red gold growing in northern Iran

Sugarcane is part of the agricultural produce in northern Iranian Mazandaran Province.

Heavy rain, snow strike dozens of provinces across Iran

Extreme weather conditions have wreaked havoc on several provinces across Iran.

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.

Swan Flying Symphony

Every year, with decreasing temperatures in the northern Caspian Sea and parts of Siberia, migratory swans with a small population begin to migrate to low latitudes.

Iran’s NW city of Ardabil covered in snow again

Ardabil is getting a heavy snowfall, the second of its kind this winter, with reports of slowed traffic across the northwestern Iranian city.

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