Parviz Tanavoli: Half a Century of Art in US Museum
Sunday, February 8, 2015
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.
Film Review: Sepideh Reaching for the STARS
Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
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.
Enjoyable Moments in Tehran with a Cup of History
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Often overlooked in favor of the glorious tourist attractions of Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis, Tehran has numerous draws of its own to keep visitors busy. Its tourist spots are spread wide, from the edgy cafes and modern high-rises climbing the slopes of the Alborz in the north to the sprawling suburbs of the conservative south, and from the Old World atmosphere of its grand bazaar to the blinding gaudiness of Golestan Palace and the National Jewelry Museum. Tehran offers tourists a little bit of everything, including the best place in which to feel the pulse of modern Iran and also old houses and mansions which hide a lot of historical memories and events in them.
Iranian Christians Celebrate New Year
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Iranian Christians took part in the New Year's mass on Jan. 01, 2015, at various churches across the country including the Saint Sarkis Church of Armenians in Tehran, and Vank Cathedral in Isfahan. According to SCI statistics, over 117,000 Christians reside in Iran, most of whom are Armenians who are followers of the Oriental Orthodox branch of Christianity.
Celebrating Yalda Night
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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.
Iran’s Largest Pedestrian Bridge
Sunday, November 9, 2014
The opening ceremony of the Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge called “Tabiat Bridge” (Nature Bridge) was held in Tehran attended by Tehran’s Mayor Mohammed-Baqer Qalibaf. The 2,000-Ton Structure for the three-level pedestrian bridge been completed in less than two years.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Ta’zieh is a traditional Persian theatrical genre in which the drama is conveyed predominantly through music and dramatic narration. The common theme is the heroic tales of resistance against the evil, love and sacrifice. It is a play on religious rituals, which is especially performed in Iran during the holy month of Muharram concurrent with the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions in Karbala.