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Iran Celebrates Persian Poet Sa’adi National Day
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran celebrates the classical medieval Persian poet and mystic Sa’adi National Day during various ceremonies in Shiraz.

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National Day of Faridoddin Attar Neyshabouri
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Iran marks the national day of Faridoddin Attar Neyshabouri, a prominent Persian poet and theoretician of mysticism and hagiographer.

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Red Snake of Iran: The Great Wall of Gorgan
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Great Wall of China is well known as the largest wall in Asia (or indeed the world). Less known is the Wall of Gorgan in northeastern Iran (specifically the plain of Gorgan) attributed to the Sassanian era (224-651 AD). The structure is yet another testament to Sassanian engineering capabilities.

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Khayyam Statue at University of Oklahoma
Saturday, April 2, 2016

The University of Oklahoma finally became the home to one of three statues of Persian classic poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), which were created by Iranian sculptor Hossein Fakhimi.

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Iran: A Record-Holder in Cultural Attractions
Monday, March 28, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iran, however, is a place for many record figures, but a lot of people know nothing about this. The following list encompasses 16 instances of “the most” remarkable records that Iran holds among all countries. It would be certainly a pleasure to read about them.

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Two Iranian Cities Join UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Monday, March 28, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Two Iranian cities, Rasht and Isfahan, were announced as new members of the Creative Cities Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, December 11th.

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Golestan Palace
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Golestan Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestan" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city. The Palace is all that remains of Tehran's Historical Citadel (Arg) which once glittered like a jewel. This historical Arg was built at the time of Shah Tahmasb I in Safavid period. It was reconstructed at the time of Karim Khan Zand and was chosen as the venue of the royal court and residence at the time of Qajar Kings. Nassereddin Shah introduced many modifications in Golestan Palace buildings during his reign.

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Abbasi Hotel: The Glorious Architecture of Iran
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The glorious architecture of Iran, like a piece of gem, has been constantly glittering among other architectural monuments of the world and has occupied a worthy place in the world of art. It was in the reign of the Safavids, that the city of Isfahan reached such a renown and elegance which was called "half of the world".

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Breakfast in Restaurants and Cafés of Tehran
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
In recent years, however, some restaurants and coffee shops in Tehran have taken steps to offer breakfast in addition to their other services. These cafés and restaurants are open on Friday mornings and serve breakfast. If you have any plan to eat your breakfast in the company of your family or friends and out of house, you may consider one of the following restaurants and coffee shops.

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Moghadam Museum: One of the Most Valuable Houses in the World
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The turmoil of Imam Khomeini and Hassan Abad Squares is so incredible that seldom one would notice the door of a unique museum in Sheikh Hadi Street. Moqadam Museum is located right amidst all this commotion. Yet, as soon as you put your foot into the entrance vestibule -hashti -of the house, you immediately leave the everyday mechanical life behind. The walls do not allow all this commotion to enter the private enclosure of this house now called the most valuable house of the world.

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