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British Museum: Love and Marriage in Iran
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This small display celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions.

Iran among UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards Winners
Friday, September 2, 2016

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. By recognizing private efforts to restore and adapt historic properties the awards aim to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships. Darugheh House in Mashad, Iran received an Honorable Mention.

Chelo-Kabab: The National Dish of Iran
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Chelo-Kabab or Chelow Kabab is the national dish of Iran. The meal is simple, consisting of steamed, saffroned Persian rice and kabab, of which there are several distinct Persian varieties. This dish is served throughout Iran today, but was traditionally associated with the northern part of the country.

Avicenna's Birth Anniversary: National Doctors' Day
Sunday, August 21, 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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