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.
Tehran, the capital and most populous city of Iran, is being equipped with an earthquake early warning system that would notify people of an imminent quake as early as 20 seconds in advance, an official has announced.
An Iranian charity worker has dedicated her life to children with cancer to change the colour of their world.
The number of Europeans visiting Iran has decreased since the US left the nuclear deal in 2018, which escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf. But now the director of culture and tourism at the Italian Confcooperative has a solution to change that situation in Iran.
One of the Iranian traditions going back generations is for family members to sit around a korsi on Yalda night.
An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.
Tehran recently hosted an event called “paternitecture”, featuring the application of patterns in manmade environments of contemporary Iran.
A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.
Yalda dinner, a meal traditionally eaten at the winter solstice each December, forms a significant part of gatherings held to celebrate “Shab-e Yalda” (the longest night of the year) in Iran. Let’s find more about various Yalda dishes in different parts of the country.
An Iranian town has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a safe town for children.
The Persian musical instrument “Dutar” has been registered on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s List of Intangible World Heritage.
Qalamkari is a traditional textile art which was born in Isfahan during the Safavid era. Qalamkari artists do magic by using colours, fabric and wood.
Shawl and Pastak weaving is one of the oldest handicrafts in Kurdistan province, especially the border city of Baneh. These shawls are woven with the wool of a particular goat.
An Iranian artist couple have run an exhibition called "Leili and Shirin" to put on show in two different ways some works about the society’s view of the women.
A Jewish American woman and peace activist recalls how she was thrilled to attend a prayer service in a synagogue inside Iran, saying she was surprised to see the Iranian Jews enjoy religious freedom and have a representative in the Iranian Parliament.
The 22nd edition of Isfahan Handmade Carpet Exhibition is underway in the city’s International Exhibitions Centre.
Tehran Mayor has urged all Tehran citizens to inform the municipality if they see any street children being used for scavenging.
Iranian virtuoso musician Shahram Nazeri has canceled a concert in Turkey’s Konya in deference to the Kurdish people of Syria affected by a Turkish military operation.
Representative of 17 foreign travel agencies have been filled with admiration for the safety, cleanliness and modern infrastructures of Iran after a Famtrip to the country.
Reyhaneh Armaghani is an Iranian girl whose unusual career and field of sport, highlining, has won her some reputation. She walks on a thin belt, practices slack line and unicycle, and works at heights.