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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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On the Occasion of World Tourism Day: Iran Tourist Attractions
Monday, September 28, 2015

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day during a ceremony held in Tehran

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Tehran Peace Museum Welcomed International Day of Peace
Monday, September 21, 2015

In the afternoon of Wednesday 16 September 2015, the Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) family held an event to mark and welcome the International Day of Peace (21 September). The ceremony was held by the TPM in collaboration with the United Nations office in Iran, and the Andisheh Cultural Center as its venue.

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Iran Unveils New Miniature Paintings by Master Mahmoud Farshchian
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Two new miniature paintings by world-renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian have been unveiled in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

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