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Iran Marks National Hafez Day

Iranian people annually gather at the mausoleum of prominent 14th century poet Hafez on Oct. 11 to mark his national day, but this year the ceremony has been called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.
Omar Khayyam; Eminent Polymath Who Married Science with Literature

Omar Khayyam; Eminent Polymath Who Married Science with Literature

Iran’s minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts has, in a message, expressed congratulations on National Omar Khayyam Day, paying tribute to the eminent Persian poet.
Iran in Photos: Tomb of Omar Khayyam

Iran Culture in Photos: Tomb of Omar Khayyam

Snapshots of the tomb of Omar Khayyam, a famous Persian poet who was born and laid to rest in Neishabour.

Prominent Iranian Literary Translator Najaf Daryabandari Dies at 91

Acclaimed Iranian author and translator Najaf Daryabandari, who had translated many of the world’s outstanding literary works into Persian, has died at the age of 91.
Tomb of Saadi, Shiraz, Iran

Iran Commemorates National Day of Saadi

What follows is a photo gallery of the tomb of prominent Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi in his hometown, Shiraz, in southern Iran on the occasion of a national day named after him.
Iranian Medical Staff Wearing Masks Speak via Poems on their Suits 2

Iranian Medical Staff Wearing Masks Speak via Poems on Their Suits

A group of medical workers in Iran have been seen in protective suits bearing poems and sentences that bring to mind their relentless efforts in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.
Poems Illustrations, Iran

Illustrated Works of Poetry Displayed at Tehran Exhibit

An exhibition is underway in Tehran, showcasing pictorial versions of poems by renowned Iranian poet Hafez.
Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons (5)

Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons

An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.