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Iranians mark Nature Day, the last day of Nowruz holidays

The 13-day holidays of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, have come to an end in Iran with people staying outdoors and going out to nature.

2-tonne cake unveiled in Iranian capital on Imam Hassan birthday

A 2-tonne birthday cake measuring 200 meters in length has been unveiled in the Iranian capital Tehran, marking the anniversary of the birthday of Imam Hassan, the second Shiite Imam.

Nowruz road accidents have so far claimed 469 lives in Iran

Road accidents across Iran during the Nowruz, or Persian New Year, holidays that started last Wednesday have so far left 469 people killed and over 12,500 injured, the deputy head of the country’s traffic police said on Monday.

Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran’s Isfahan charms Nowruz tourists

Isfahan is one of the most visited and frequently cited historical cities in central Iran that captives tourists throughout the year, especially during the 13-day holidays of the Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Nowruz, a millennia-old tradition

Nowruz, which marks the beginning of Persian New Year and the arrival of the spring, has been celebrated for thousands of years.

Nowruz traffic tragedy: 271 killed during car accidents in Iran

Commander of Iran’s traffic police says as of 8 am on Thursday 271 people had died in Nowruz car accidents.

Nowruz commemorated at United Nations

Envoys and diplomats from Iran and eleven other countries held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the United Nations with the president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in attendance.

Holidaymakers flock to cities across Iran during Nowruz

With the advent of the Iranian New Year on Wednesday, holidaymakers across Iran travel to other cities to visit their families and relatives, or find a resort to chillax after a year of hard work, or just zip across the four corners of the country.

Iranians celebrate New Year in Hafezieh in Shiraz

Iranians gathered on Wednesday in the tomb of the 14th century poet Hafez, better known as Hafezieh, in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz to celebrate the advent of Nowruz, or the Persian New Year.

Large number of Iranians mark New Year in holy shrines

A massive number of pilgrims were in Imam Reza’s holy shrine, the eighth Shia imam, in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad at 06:36 local time (03:06 GMT) on Wednesday to celebrate the start of the Persian New Year, 1403.

Ayatollah Khamenei designates Persian new year as year of ‘surge in production through people’s participation’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has named the Persian New Year as the year of "surge in production through people's participation".

Iranians celebrating Persian New Year, Nowruz

Millions of people in Iran and several other countries are celebrating Persian New Year, Nowruz, an ancient festivity that marks the beginning of the spring and the renewal of nature.

Tehran residents gear up for New Year, shopping spree at Tajrish market

As the countdown to the New Year inches closer, the bustling streets of Tehran witness a flurry of activity as residents flock to the Tajrish market in north of the capital. With just a few hours left, citizens are fervently engaged in purchasing essential items and textiles to ring in the new year.

Cheshmeh Kileh bridge in Iran’s Tonekabon, a tourist spot for Nowruz

The Cheshmeh Kileh historical bridge in Iran’s northern Tonekabon city is a valuable cultural heritage asset.

Tehran Flower Market packed with cheerful folks ahead of Persian New Year

The Mahalati plant and flower market is the second biggest in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Every year on the threshold of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, the iconic market takes on a jovial mood.

People in Iran’s north welcoming Nowruz 

People in Kelachay, in the northern Iranian province of Gilan, greet Nowruz with “Jubilation March Carnival”.

Iranians commemorate the dead on last Friday of Persian year

Many Iranians in the capital Tehran and other cities around the country have flocked to the cemeteries to say prayers for the deceased on the last Friday of the year before the Persian New Year. 

Grand bazaar bustle: Tehran’s residents flock for new year, Ramadan preparations

In a vibrant display of tradition and community spirit, tens of thousands of Iranian residents flooded Tehran's Grand Bazaar ahead of the new year and during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iranians mark Nature’s Day as Nowruz holidays come to close

People across Iran celebrate Nature’s Day, better known as Sizdah Bedar, on the last day of Nowruz, or Persian New Year holidays, by camping outdoors in the nature.

Nowruz tourists along Zayandeh Rud, Iran’s Isfahan

Zayandeh Rud is the largest and most watery river in Iran’s central plateau.

Nowruz tourists at Eram Garden and Hafizieh in Iran’s Shiraz

The historical city of Shiraz in southern Iran is hosting huge numbers of visitors during the Nowruz holidays.

Iran police chief: 470 dead so far in road accidents during Nowruz holidays

Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmadreza Radan says 470 people have so far lost their lives due to vehicle accidents amid a sharp rise in road trips countrywide during Nowruz holidays.

Tourists flood Iran’s historical city of Tabriz during Nowruz holidays

As Iranians are spending New Year holidays, many people from across the country visit the historical city of Tabriz, a favorite tourist hub in East Azarbaijan Province.

Tourists visit Qajar-era Khosro-Abad Mansion in Iran’s Sanandaj

Amid Nowruz holidays, many tourists visit the Khosro-Abad Mansion, a magnificent historical building in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj, Kordestan Province.

Nowruz visitors at Takht-e-Jamshid، Iran’s Fars Province

The historical monument of Takht-e-Jamshid, which dates back to the Achaemenid era, hosts many tourists and travelers during this year’s Nowruz holidays.

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