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Christians in Iran celebrate New Year at Tehran church
Iranian Christians celebrate 2023 New Year at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, an Armenian Apostolic church, in the capital, Tehran.
Iranians mark martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh
People in the holy Iranian city of Qom are mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Fatemeh Zahra, the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter and Imam Ali’s wife.
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.