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Happy Nowruz and New Iranian Year
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
We at Iran Review.Org would like to express our best wishes for the New Year and the advent of spring and Nowruz to all Iranians, subscribers, and visitors of our site and all the peace-loving people around the world. On this International Day of Nowruz, we express hope that all people can use the occasion to reflect on the beauty of nature, the promise of spring and the power of culture to build peace.

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Nowruz Sweets & Dishes
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Spring is welcomed by Persians on the first day of Nowruz by gathering with their family members around the serving table.

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Persepolis, Reflection of Iran's Civilization Glory
Friday, March 20, 2015

Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid ), literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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Iranians Preparing for Nowruz and Persian New Year: Nowruz Shopping
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
As we approach the end of winter and the start of a new season, Persian-speaking people preparing themselves to welcome Nowruz and New Year.

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A Journey to Iran's Past: Historical Mansions – Hotels: Kashan
Monday, March 9, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
When visiting Kashan in 1993, the chairman of UNESCO remarked: “Kashani architects are the greatest alchemists of history. They could make gold out of dust”. Indeed, almost all of Kashan’s masterpieces, as in many other parts in Iran are made of humble, local, earth. Many travellers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd, but they do not know this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir as one of the most alluring destinations in Iran, boasting a highly atmospheric covered bazaar, and a cluster of architecturally significant 19th-century houses.

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Old Café Confectionaries of Tehran: Good Memories
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Old buildings, palaces, as well as monumental streets or museum objects are not the sole articles in a country’s history which can make up that country’s cultural heritage as well. Café confectionaries are also among “sweet” heritage of every country. The history of confectionery business in Iran has not been well documented. However, before new confectionaries became famous and established in Tehran, it was café confectionaries which attracted the citizens of the Iranian capital city.

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University of Tehran: 8oth Anniversary
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Today is the 80th birthday of the mother university of Iran, Tehran University.The University of Tehran, also known as Tehran University and UT, is Iran's oldest and most prestigious university. Based on its historical, socio-cultural and political pedigree, as well as its research and teaching profile, UT has been nicknamed "The mother university of Iran". It is almost always ranked as the best university in Iran in national and international rankings.

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Parviz Tanavoli: Half a Century of Art in US Museum
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Parviz Tanavoli, an Iranian sculptor, painter, art historian and collector, is undoubtedly an outstanding figure in Iran’s contemporary art circle and an unforgettable presence in our ancient nobility and national identity, while respecting the meaningful qualities of contemporary art. London’s Austin/Desmond Fine Art gallery will be playing host to an exhibition of ceramics and sculptures by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, which will open on September 21.

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Film Review: Sepideh Reaching for the STARS
Friday, January 30, 2015

Linda Briskman
Although made by a Danish filmmaker, Sepideh Reaching for the Stars falls into this category. It is a heart-warming story of a schoolgirl from the small town of Saadat Shahr in Fars province, who has a single minded ambition to become an astronomer or even an astronaut. What is distinctive about this documentary is how the narrative of Sepideh’s journey through her own reality is intertwined with her imagination and enhanced by the lives and voices of those around her, both family and peers.

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Sadeh Celebration
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Sadeh is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before nowrouz. Sadeh in Persian means "hundred" and refers to one hundred days and nights left to the beginning of the new year celebrated at the first day of spring on March 21 each year. Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Iran. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.

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