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Avicenna's Birth Anniversary: National Doctors' Day
Monday, August 22, 2016

The birth anniversary of Avicenna, on August 22, is commemorated by Iranian academic and scientific centers as National Doctors' Day. Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, was a Persian and Muslim physician, astronomer, alchemist, chemist, logician, mathematician, metaphysician, philosopher, physicist, poet, scientist, theologian, and statesman.

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76th Death Anniversary of Kamal-ol-Molk: The Eminent Iranian Painter
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk, was born in Kashan in 1847 to a family greatly attached to art. He was undoubtedly one of the most eminent artists of Iran. 

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Tehran 230th Birthday
Friday, August 5, 2016

The 230th birthday of the capital Tehran has been celebrated in a festival, dubbed Tehran 230, in the oldest Districts of the metropolis. The festival has been held in four regions of the city on August 3 to introduce the tourist attraction of the Hesar-e Naseri (Naseri Fortification), the city of Tehran in Qajar dynasty, where the majority of the population resided in the three main neighborhoods of Udlajan, Chale Meydan, and Sangelaj.

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Qara Kelisa, St. Thaddeus Church: Day of St. Thaddeus
Monday, July 25, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Qara Kelisa is one of the religious monuments belonging to the Armenians located south of Maku and 20 km northeast of Chaldoran region near a village of the same name in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province. Iran’s Qara Kelisa will honor the memory of Saint Thaddeus and his faithful followers during a ceremony in the northern province of West Azarbaijan.

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In Honor of Iran's Icon of Contemporary Cinema
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has passed away in France where he had been receiving treatment for cancer.

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Coffeehouse Painting
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Behdad Kadkhodazadeh
The prime time for flourishing of this way of popular painting was the Qajar era, especially later years of the Qajar period and in coffeehouses of big cities. It was in this period that house painters like their peers in other professions, flocked to coffeehouses and spent their leisure time with narrators, those reading poems from Shahnameh, and eulogizers. A large number of these dexterous painters came from this group of house painters and those painters, whose main specialty was to paint on plaster and tiles.

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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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