Stop violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Nearly 60 years ago, three sisters were killed for speaking against their country’s dictator. The Mirabal sisters—real, historical figures—were slain in 1960 by the regime of Rafael Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic, for their resistance to …

Tourism Day

Tourism Day is annually commemorated on September 27 with worldwide celebrations under the auspices of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The event is intended to raise awareness among the global community about various tourism-related arenas of social, cultural, political and financial dimensions as well as the contribution the sector can make to reach the …

Muharram ceremonies (Tasua and Ashura),

Muharram ceremonies (Tasua and Ashura 9&10 Sept-2019), as religious events, can be highlighted to familiarize domestic and foreign tourists with the religious and cultural features of Iranian society. Iran is a historical country, and its present religion is mainly Shia Islam, which is held by most people. Tasua and Ashura ceremonies are cherished in most …

Tirgan, mid summer Iranian festival

Tirgan, mid summer Iranian festival, celebrated annually on Tir 13 Tirgan also known as Jashn-e Tirgan (The feast of Tiregan) is an ancient Iranian festival coinciding with the mid summer festivals. The Tirgan festivity refers to the archangel, ‘Tir’ (meaning arrow) or ‘Tishtar’ (lightening), referring to thunder storms that bring much needed rain that boost …

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 According to historical documents, the name of “Shiraz” was inspired by the writings on the clay tablets dated at 2000 BC.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 …

Sizdeh Bedar(13th new year)

    Sizdeh Bedar this year:  Tue -2Apr 2019 Sizdeh Bedar ( 13th day of the Persian New Year ) marks the end of Norouz holiday.   Persians celebrate such day by spending the day outdoors picnicking. Families will pack their lunch and head out to the park of their choice to spend the day enjoying the warmer temperatures …

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 …