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Sadeh Celebration
Saturday, January 30, 2016

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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Iran: Best Skiing Opportunity in The Middle East
Friday, January 29, 2016

Rahman Mehraby
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.

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Iranian Handicrafts Exhibition in Paris
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Concurrent with the visit of President Rouhani to France, Paris will host Iran’s cultural week and open an Iranian handicraft exhibition, Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage said.

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Amir Kabir after 164 Years: "Nightmares and Memories of a Bath Attendant"
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Directed by Ali Rafiei, “Nightmares and Memories of a Bath Attendant” about the life and murder of Amir Kabir is currently on stage at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. The play once staged in 1978 is about the life story of Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, the reformist prime minister of Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah during the first four years of his reign.

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Parviz Tanavoli’s Largest Work on Display at Tehran Art Center
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Prominent Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli’s largest-ever work is on display at an exhibition in the courtyard of Tehran’s Art Center since December 18, 2015. 

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Iranian Christians Celebrate New Year
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Iranian Christians took part in the New Year's mass on December 31, 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.

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Happy New Year 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
My colleagues and I in Iran Review.Org Website would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and send our best wishes to you and your dear family. May your new year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. May the New Year brings peace, security, friendship and cooperation among world nations and countries.

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Celebrating Yalda Night
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
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.

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Two Iranian Cities Join UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Thursday, December 17, 2015

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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Masterpieces on Display at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Many of the world’s most expensive and rarely seen pieces of modern art, including works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock are on display in an exhibition in Tehran.

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