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Iran trying to up visa quota for Arbaeen pilgrims

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran is trying to convince the Iraqi government to further increase the visa quota for Iranian pilgrims to participate in Arbaeen ceremonies while observing Covid health protocols.

Iranians Offer Special Votive Foods during Muharram

Preparing votive food in the month of Muharram is one of the traditions of Muslims, especially the people of Iran. During the months of Muharram and Safar on the lunar calendar, Shia Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, and also the Fourteen Infallibles.

Iranian People Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals Held Outdoors

Thousands of Iranian people attended the Qadr Night ceremonies held outdoors across the country while observing the health protocols to contain further spread of the coronavirus.

Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.

A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle

“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.

Shiites rejoice on last Imam’s birthday

Muslim Shiites rejoice on birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi, twelve Shiites' last Imam from Prophet Mohammad's household.