Society and Culture
All the items and stories that focus on cultural and social issues in such fields as art, food, handicrafts, religion, customs and traditions, women, cultural heritage, book, lifestyle, and tourism.
Iran’s Professional League (IPL) kick started a new season this week with a bout that put an end to the invincibility of the blues from the capital Esteghlal for the entire previous season.
Ikat (Daraee, Persian word for asset) is one of the beautiful and unique hand-woven fabrics produced in the Iranian city of Yazd. The industry is known as Ikat weaving. They make the fabric using natural silk and very beautiful geometric designs and pictures.
A memorial service has been held for renowned contemporary Iranian poet Amir Hushang Ebtehaj at the Iranian House of Artists in the capital, Tehran, bringing together a host of his fans a few days into his death.
The Iranian women table tennis team beat Turkey in the final match of the 2021 Konya Islamic Countries Solidarity Games on Thursday evening. Defeating Saudi Arabia, Iran's Table Tennis Team of men also snatched their second gold medal and stood first at the competitions.
Iran's free style wrestlers have grabbed five gold medals at the Konya 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Games in Turkey.
Archeologists discover the remains of a building dating back 5,600 years ago during a search in the city of Robat Karim, located southwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran.
A union representing sellers of fruits and vegetables in the Iranian capital, Tehran, reports a drop of between 50 to 60 percent in the public demand for fruits in markets due to the people’s declining purchasing power as the country’s economy grapples with inflation.
An Iranian official denies media claims that First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber recently mistook an Iranian man participating in Ashura ceremonies for American actor Johnny Depp.
Iranian runner Farzaneh Fasihi gained the silver medal of The 5th Islamic Countries Solidarity Games field and track competitions in 100-meter running in the Turkish city of Konya.
The Iranian deputy justice minister has said the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan has led to a rise in the number of child workers in Iran.
The death count from the recent flash floods that wreaked havoc on various provinces across Iran has reached 93, with a search operation still underway to find six people who remain missing.
Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
Iran is holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashaura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.
An Asiatic cheetah has died in Iran after being hit by a passing car on the Tehran-Mashhad road.
Iran’s national chess team’s head coach Shadi Paridar has been awarded by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as the best female coach in 2022.
Iran is about to wrap up search and rescue operations across the nation after flash floods and landslides hit two dozen provinces in the country two weeks ago, leaving 90 people dead while 8 others still remain missing, according to an official.
The 47th Toronto Festival has announced its platform lineup and Subtraction, directed by Mani Haghighi and produced by Majid Motallebi, will represent Iran’s cinema in the event.
The Swiss ambassador to Tehran hands over a letter of appreciation to Iran’s renowned singer Homayoun Shajarian for his “outstanding contribution in the field of art and culture.”
An Iranian official says recent flash flooding in Iran’s central city of Yazd has destroyed almost one percent of the historical district of the city.
Minaee Heritage House is a Qajar-era building whose construction goes back to 150 years ago. It is known by the name of its last owner, Minaee, but was in fact the property of Monir us-Saltaneh, one of Nasser ed-Din Shah’s wives, that was purchased by the Minaees in the 1340s (according to the Iranian calendar). It now belongs to the Tehran Municipality, and has been turned into a cultural center.
Renowned Iranian singer, Mohsen Chavoshi, has helped release more than 800 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems during the past 2 years.