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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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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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UNESCO 70th Anniversary: Iran in UNESCO
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, formed on November 16, 1945 has turned 70.

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Muslims Mark Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Hussein
Friday, October 23, 2015

Muslims around the world are commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH).

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Analysis of “The Evening of Ashura” Painting
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shahram Za’feranlou
The painting known as “The Evening of Ashura,” has been created by the world-famous Iranian painter, Mahmoud Farshchian, in 1976. The name of the artwork gives good indication of the time period that it covers: the evening of the day of Ashura (the day Imam Hossein (AS) and his disciples were martyred in Karbala by their enemies).

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Iran Commemorates National Day of Hafez
Monday, October 12, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iranians commemorated the national day of Hafez Shirazi, a 14th-century Persian poet and mystic highly revered by not only Iranians, but also famous writers and scholars all across the world.

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Tehran Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Victims of Mina with “Day of Agony”
Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Tehran Symphony Orchestra went on stage at Vahdat Hall Thursday evening (October 9, 2015) to perform “Day of Agony”, a piece by ” by Iranian composer Behzad Abdi, in remembrance of the victims of Mina disaster. 

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Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival: The Autumn Festival of Harvest
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word "Mehr" (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, love, light and friendship.

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Commemoration of National Day of Persian Poet Mowlana
Friday, October 2, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī and popularly known as Mowlana was born in Balkh (then a city of Greater Khorasan in Persia), on September 30, 1207. His impact on philosophy, literature, mysticism and culture, has been so deep throughout Central Asia and most Islamic countries that almost all religious scholars, mystics, philosophers, sociologists and others have referred to his verses during all these centuries, since his death. Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi's tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.

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