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The Reza Abbasi Museum and School
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The Reza Abbasi Museum (the RAM) opened in September 1977 in Tehran, Iran and is now administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization. The collections on display and in storage of this museum belong to a period from the 2nd millenium BC to the early 20th century which corresponds to the end of Qajar period.

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Ramadan Cuisine in Islamic Countries
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

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Persian Cuisine for Ramadan
Friday, June 19, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar and is a time of prayer, reflection, fasting and self-sacrifice.

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Boroujerdi Historical House: UNESCO Top Choice in 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Hao Ping, President of UNESCO’s General Conference, granted the top international rate of 2015 to Boroujerdi historical house in Kashan.

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June 10 Marks the World Handicrafts Day
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran is home to one of the richest artistic traditions in world history and encompasses many disciplines, including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry. Persians were among the first to use mathematics, geometry, and astronomy in architecture and also have extraordinary skills in making massive domes which can be seen frequently in the structure of bazaars and mosques.

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Masouleh, Village On the Rooftops
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.

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Iran Celebrates International Museum Day
Monday, May 18, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran has commemorated the International Museum Day (IMD) and Cultural Heritage Week during a celebration held in Tehran. A number of Iran’s cultural officials and cultural activists have attended the gala held at Hafezieh Hall in Tehran’s Sa’adabad Palace.

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Introducing the Heritage of Khayyam
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kourosh Ziabari
May 18 is dedicated to the commemoration of Omar Khayyam in the Iranian solar calendar; the calendar which Khayyam has invented himself. To the Western world which has always been enchanted by the magnificence and glory of oriental culture, Omar Khayyam is a venerable and honored figure who brings to mind the delicacy and gracefulness of ancient Persian civilization.

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National Ferdowsi Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
May 15 is annually celebrated by Iranians as Fedowsi Day. Many art and cultural festivals are held across the country to commemorate the great Iranian epic poet. Ferdowsi's magnum opus the Shahnameh, or 'The Book of Kings' is considered one of the masterpieces of Persian literature, and has had considerable influence on subsequent literary works.

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Tehran Book Fair Opens a New Chapter in Iran-Italy Cultural Cooperation
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mauro Conciatori
Mauro Conciatori, the new Italian ambassador to Tehran, has visited the 28th Tehran International Book Fair, stressing the necessity of developing cultural diplomacy between Tehran and Rome.

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