An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017.
Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature.
TEHRAN - The head of the United Nations cultural agency has said that amid global challenges such as violent extremism, Noruz is a source of confidence and belonging for all.
Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were martyred during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in an undated photo in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis)
TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will host an international celebration of Noruz on March 26 at the historical Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.
TEHRAN – A second body was pulled from the coasts of Iran’s southern port city of Dayyer on Monday evening, while four other victims are still unaccounted for after huge waves cause by a sea tornado –known as Seiche- pounded the coastal city on March 19, an official said.
Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground.
Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran .(Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP)
By Afshin Majlesi
TEHRAN – Noruz, the ancient, national festive of the Iranians, is the right time for those who have been for long fancying being in Tehran.
TEHRAN – Eighteen people were wounded on Sunday after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer in South, a provincial official said.
Green sprouts are sold in small clay containers at a market in Tehran for Noruz, the Persian New Year
Haji Firuz, a troubadour sporting a red costume, black make-up and a tambourine and a red costume ushers in the Iranian New Year with a song and dance.
TEHRAN - An unprecedented 100 trillion rials (about $2.5 billion) of smuggled goods has been seized in the current Iranian calendar year, ending March 20, Qasem Khorshidi, spokesman of the Anti-Smuggling Headquarters said on Sunday.
By Mehdi Sepahvand
As the Noruz approaches, Iranians make attempt to renew their living environment. This is done by cleaning their houses spick and span in what is called “khooneh tekooni”. Iranians spend the few weeks to the New Year doing this. They remove the carpets, wash them, mop the floor, the walls, furniture, and everything else.
TEHRAN - The central library of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, has put a Haft-Seen tablecloth on display as of Thursday to celebrate the ancient Noruz, IRNA reported.
People in Palangan historical village, western province of Kurdestan, celebrate Nowruz festivities every year by the beginning of the spring. The youngsters carry blazing torches around the village and at the same time some other start big fire on the other side of the village. The festivities finally end with people taking the torches outside the village and performing traditional dances. Tehran Times/ Aryan Nasrollahi
By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
Life has returned to the dying Salt Lake in North-West Iran. The effort to restore what had been broken is succeeding.
TEHRAN – Directors of the National Museum of Iran and the Shanghai Museum are set to widen ties in various spheres, as cultural interactions between the two countries are deeply rooted in time.
By Ali Asghar Pahlavan
Noruz festival has been celebrated for thousands of years from the beginning of the history of ancient Persia, as some historians agree Noruz has eight thousands years antiquity.
Traffic police as well as rescue and relief organizations are all prepared to offer services to the public during the Noruz holidays (March 15 to April 3). All relief and police forces would do their best to help citizens spend safe holidays. Some 30 helicopters will also offer aerial emergency services to the patients as well. Tasnim/ Erfan Kouchari
TEHRAN — Tehraners have made contributions of more than 80 billion rials (nearly $2 million) over a charity event called Jashn-e Nikoukari (the feast of charity) from March 8-10, Tehran Province’s Relief Foundation director said.
TEHRAN — Traffic police and relief organizations are all primed to offer services to the public during the Noruz holidays (March 15 to April 3), the traffic police chief said on Tuesday.
TEHRAN – Iranian tourism authorities seek to put a new face to Sistan-Baluchestan Province in a bid to turn the vast southeastern region into a tourist destination.
TEHRAN – Iranian women, especially mothers, play an essential role in encouraging families to buy Iranian made goods, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi said here on Monday.
TEHRAN – Amongst final preparations to salute the Iranian New Year, people observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a deeply-rooted-in-time ceremony that, according to tradition, is a bid to ward off all the misfortunes and bad omens, hoping that wishes will come true.
By Erik Solheim and Gary Lewis
Lake Urmia was once the second largest saltwater lake in the world. But years of man-made disruption — from 60 years of dam building to the massive overuse of feeder rivers — has diverted the natural flow of sweet water from the surrounding basin into the salty lake.
By Farnaz Heidari
Koushki and Delbar considered are as the only two Asiatic Cheetahs in captivity all around the world. After facility outfit, Kushki had been transferred from Touran National Park, Semnan Province, and Delbar from Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, North Khorasan Province, to Asiatic Cheetah Research and Husbandry Headquarter in late 2014.
Amir Hossein Taheri, an eight-year-old boy with mobility hardships has always dreamed of becoming a pilot. His wish was granted by a domestic airline and finally his dream of becoming a pilot came true. Tasnim/ Hossein Tahavori
TEHRAN — In a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres dated a few days ago Iran informed the international body that 8 million hectares of land in Iraq are hotspots of dust storms which hit Iran once in a while.
TEHRAN — Three new subway lines will be fully operational by summer, the managing director of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company said on Friday.