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Iranian Author Donates Cash Prize to Training of Sunni Teachers

An Iranian author has donated his huge cash prize to the training of Sunni teachers at elementary schools in the underdeveloped province of Sistan and Baluchestan in south-eastern Iran.

Iranian People Observing National Book Week

The 26th National Book Week has started in Iran with various events and programs organized across the country to promote the culture of buying and reading books.

Iran Hosts International Storytelling Festival

The 21st edition of an international storytelling festival was recently held in several Iranian provinces, including Khorasan Razavi in the northeast, with the main goal of preserving the traditional art.

“Rumi Integral Part of Iran’s Rich History, Culture, Literature”

The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a message, has paid tribute to and slammed efforts by Turkey to associate itself with prominent Iranian poet Rumi, who was one of the world’s most famous literary figures known for his mystic poems.

Iran Offers Condolences on Death of French Iranologist Lazard

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has paid homage to renowned French linguist and Iranologist Gilbert Lazard, who died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 98.

Nour Gavan; Ancient Ceremony to Mark Triumph of Light over Darkness

The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.

Iran Offers Condolences on Death of Leading Italian Orientalist

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered condolences on the death of Gianroberto Scarcia, the leading professor of Iranian studies and the founder of the Persian literature and language seat in Venice University.

Iranian Artist’s Paintings of Shahnameh on Show in Tehran  

Tehran’s Seyhoun Art Gallery recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Iranian artist Saeed Khazaei which were focused on Ferdowsi’s epic story The Seven Labours of Rostam.

Iranian People Mark National Ferdowsi Day

A huge crowd of Iranians paid tribute to their celebrated poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi at his tomb in Tous in Khorasan Razavi Province on the National Ferdowsi Day marked on May 15.

“Some 4,000 Students Learning Persian Language Worldwide”

A senior Iranian literary figure says some 4,000 students are learning the Persian Language across the globe.

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