World Handicraft Day

June 10th is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. The World Handicrafts Council was established by the UNESCO with 90 countries as members.  Iran now has the first place in the world with 8 cities and two villages, after Iran, China with 6 cities and Chile 4 cities and villages in the next position On …

National Day of Shiraz

Shiraz has a rich cultural and historical background and is known as the city of poet, literature, flower and garden in Iran. According to historical documents, the name of “Shiraz” was inspired by the writings on the clay tablets dated at 2000 BC. Shiraz is located at the central part of Fars province and it …

Birding in Iran

Iran, 18th biggest country of the world, with a rich cultural and natural background may be known by any elite in the world. Iran possesses an extremely diverse flora and fauna. These notably richness, highly related to its great range of habitats from permanent snows to hot deserts and from deciduous forests of north to palm …

UNESCO registered sites in Iran

UNESCO has registered many sites along Iran and there is a glance on them as followed Description Registration Location Name NO. Choghazanbil is an ancient sanctuary, built on Elamites about 1250 BC This ziggurat (part of Dohaust city) is architecturally different from the rest of Mesopotamian ziggurats. 1979 Khuzestan Choga  Zanbil Ziggurat 1 Persepolis or …

4 Shanbe suri

The Festival of Fire is a remnant of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, where fire represents God‘s light or wisdom. was the official religion of Persia (now Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE. Around 2000 years ago followers of this doctrine built fire houses and temples where a fire was kept ever burning. The festival of …

Human Rights Day

  Human Right 10 DEC   Human beings are members of a whole In creation of one essence and soul If one member is afflicted with pain Other members uneasy will remain If you have no sympathy for human pain The name of human you cannot retain “Sa`adi  Shirazi” Human Rights Day is observed every …

Qeshm Tourism Exhibition

Qeshm Tourism Exhibition will be held this January Seven special committee is set up for the Qeshm Tourism Exhibition to be held from 1 to 4 January  in Qeshm International Exhibition Hall. The holding of a tourism exhibition focusing on the unique climate of the island and diverse handicrafts can strengthen the tourism filed of …

HISTORY OF ZOROASTRIANISM

HISTORY OF ZOROASTRIANISM   Zoroaster (the Greek name by which the Iranian prophet Zarathustra has become known) is traditionally believed to have lived and taught in the early part of the 6th century BC. His home is probably in the region to the east of the Caspian Sea. Our sources for information about the pre-Zoroastrian …

Yalda in Iran

Yalda in Iran, which means birth, is a Syriac word imported into the Persian language. Early Christians linked this very ancient Persian celebration to Mithra, goddess of light, and to the birth anniversary of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). Iran review writes that in most ancient cultures, including Persia, the start of the solar year has been …