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Tea in Iranian Culture
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Every morning, in houses all over Iran, a gas burner flickers to life under a kettle that will continue to boil all day. It boils through morning prayers, lunches of rice and kebabs, afternoon conversation and late into the evening meal, sustaining talk of politics, gossip and news well into the night.

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The Art of Minakari
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design.

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Tehran Grand Bazaar
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Tehran Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specialising in different types of goods, including copper, carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods. Today, modern goods are available as well, in addition to the many traditional corridor traders that still survive.

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Persian Cuisine for Ramadan
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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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June 10 Marks the World Handicrafts Day
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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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Ramadan Cuisine in Islamic Countries
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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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Tehran Turns into Gallery Town Again
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tehran looks very different now; if you are walking the streets of the Iranian capital these days, make sure to turn your eyes upward, or you will miss the chance to see the biggest art gallery in existence. Copies of famous works of art, including many by prominent Western and Iranian artists, appeared  on billboards and tableaus across the capital city of Tehran. 

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Iran Celebrates International Museum Day
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran commemorates the International Museum Day (IMD) and Cultural Heritage Week during a celebration held in Tehran. The president of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Hans-Martin Hinz will attend a ceremony to mark the International Museum Day, which will be held at the National Museum of Iran on May 18.

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Commemoration of Omar Khayyam
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17 is dedicated to the commemoration of Omar Khayyam in the Iranian solar calendar; the calendar which Khayyam has invented himself.

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National Ferdowsi Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
May 14 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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