Fajr International Music Festival 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The 29th edition of Iran's most prestigious music show and competition, Fajr International Music Festival, has started its programs in the capital city of Tehran.
Iran Gradually Becoming Prime Destination for Muslim Medical Tourists
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thanks to its geographical position, the conditions in neighbouring countries, economically reasonable prices and advanced medical facilities, Iran is gradually becoming a destination for Islamic and regional medical tourists. Hospitals in Iranian cities offer medical and health care services for foreign medical tourists. Medical services in Iran are comparable with those offered in advanced countries.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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.
Historical Churches in Iran
Monday, January 06, 2014
The majority of churches in Iran that possess historical and artistic value were built around the eight century A.H. or the 14th century AD, and the period thereafter. Of course, this does not mean that there were no churches existing in the country before that period.
Iran's Biggest Passion Play in Khansar
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The city of Khansar is located in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. Every year, when the lunar months of Muharram and Safar arrive, the overall situation in the city changes and special mourning ceremonies are held which are one of a kind.
Celebrating Yalda Night
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. On Yalda festival, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness. Considered the longest night of the year, Yalda eve is the night when ancient Iranians celebrated the birth of Mithra, the goddess of light.
Iranian Vocalists to Commemorate Mowlana with Concerts in Konya
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī and popularly known as Mowlana was born in Balkh (then a city of Greater Khorasan in Persia), on September 30, 1207. His impact on philosophy, literature, mysticism and culture, has been so deep throughout Central Asia and most Islamic countries that almost all religious scholars, mystics, philosophers, sociologists and others have referred to his verses during all these centuries, since his death. Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi's tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.
Concert in Tehran: Iran from Viewpoint of a Japanese Pianist
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Noriko Ogawa, the Japanese pianist traveled to Iran last month on an invitation extended to her by the Japanese Embassy in Tehran. During her stay, she performed piano pieces in Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz. What follows is a part of her account of the Iran trip which she has sent to the BBC.
Iran: Best Skiing Opportunity in The Middle East
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Iran is quite a different country in the region when it comes to the possibilities of skiing in The Middle East! There are lots of huge mountains with high peaks and appropriate slopes for different types of skiing. As a result, ski resorts have been built for the skiers who love this sport. This type of terrain makes Iran a unique location for the people interested in skiing in the Middle East.