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  • book reading 2018-02-16 11:53

    Stories to add charm to student’s Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN -- School children will entertain with book reading, storytelling and story writing during holidays of the Iranian New Year, Noruz, starting March 21.

  • welcoming Noruz 2018-02-16 11:53

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Time to welcome New Year in Persian style

    TEHRAN – Esfand, the final month in the Iranian calendar year, is the month of hustle and bustle for all Iranians who are becoming prepared for the New Year celebration, Noruz.

  • fashion and clothing 2018-02-07 12:19

    'People’s taste in fashion matters at Fajr festival '

    TEHRAN – Meeting the taste of people in fashion is one of the most important aims at the 7th Fajr International Fashion and Clothing Festival, the secretary of the National Islamic-Iranian Fashion and Clothes Foundation said.

  • Persian cuisine 2018-02-07 11:40

    Flavor cold nights with Persian style edibles

    Not very long time ago, people in most parts of Iran, especially in cold regions, spent long nights of winter gathering together.

  • 2018-02-04 10:40

    Iranian traditional medicine: Natural antibiotic

    Winter is associated with flu and cold in our minds. Antibiotics are one of the most prescribed medicines in cold seasons.

  • Shah Abbas the II holding a banquet for foreign dignitaries. Detail from a ceiling fresco at the Chehel Sotoun Palace in Isfahan. 2018-02-04 10:39

    By Samira Mohebali

    Eating like an Iranian: A survey on Persian food

    PART FIVE

    In this series of articles you can trace cookery art in Iran during history up to present. The survey sheds light on different aspects of Iranian life, culture and civilization.

  • NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC 2018-01-30 11:08

    PERSIAN DRUGSTORE

    Iranian traditional medicine: Natural antibiotic

    Winter is associated with flu and cold in our minds. Antibiotics are one of the most prescribed medicines in cold seasons.

  • Fajr festival 2018-01-30 10:57

    Fajr festival to put spotlight on fashion, clothing

    TEHRAN – Different aspects of fashion and clothing industry will be discussed during a series of sessions, which will be held at the 7th Fajr International Fashion and Clothing Festival.

  • Persian cuisine 2018-01-27 19:57

    By Samira Mohebali

    Eating like an Iranian: A survey on Persian food

    PART THREE

    In this series of articles you can trace cookery art in Iran during history up to present. The survey sheds light on different aspects of Iranian life, culture and civilization.

  • Instagram/smaeel_azari96 2018-01-24 08:26

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Cleric mesmerizes children with story, color, ball

    TEHRAN -- story, color, ball; these are words written by the cleric Esmaeil Azarinejad on his bio on Instagram account.

  • textile industry 2018-01-17 19:45

    Tehran exhibit lends color to Iran’s textile industry

    TEHRAN -- The large vibrant stores filled with domestically-produced textile and their special odor has created a common memory for people in Iran over the past decades.

  • Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks 2018/01/08

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks

    The consistent air pollution disrupting the lives of citizens of metropolises in Iran during recent months has made officials to reappraise the idea of altering academic calendar for schools in some parts of the country.

  • Persian handicrafts 2018-01-03 19:50

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Great craft gift ideas for your beloved ones

    Iran is the land of miscellaneous creative handicrafts made by artisans in different parts of the country in the forms of enamel, tile, metalwork, leatherwork and wood carving.

  • Iranian breakfast 2017-12-26 21:28

    Start your day with Iranian breakfast

    Breakfast is always considered as an important meal among Iranian families. Eating breakfast provides a time for them to enjoy togetherness and is a great choice for beginning a day. Flatbread and tea are essential parts of Persian style breakfast. They are always present on the table during breakfast time.

  • earthquake preparedness 2017-12-24 20:52

    How to prepare, survive and recover from earthquake?

    TEHRAN -- During the past 40 days, different cities in Iran have been shaken by earthquakes. The most recent one in the capital, made people to overthink the disaster.

  • Setting up permanent organic fruit markets in Tehran needed 2017-12-22 10:29

    Setting up permanent organic fruit markets in Tehran needed

    TEHRAN – There is a need for making arrangement to set up permanent markets for organic products in Tehran, an official with Tehran Municipality said on Monday.  

  • veggie diet 2017-12-19 06:43

    Remedies of Iranian traditional medicine for days of pollution

    TEHRAN - Never-ending air pollution in Tehran and other metropolises of Iran is nothing new. According to the Iranian traditional medicine, fresh and healthy air is one of the principals for healthy lifestyle.

  • chelleh sho 2017-12-18 15:54

    Colorful Iran: Chelleh Sho in Mazandaran

    Like other Iranians, people living in the northern Mazandaran province celebrate Yalda Night - the longest night of the year on the last eve of autumn - in a gathering called Chelleh Sho in local language.

  • yalda 2017-12-18 15:54

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Yalda Night, fun-filled heritage for kids

    Despite modern busy life, the feast of Yalda, which marks the winter solstice, the longest night of the year by one minute, is still held by Iranians with some details mentioned below.

  • winter 2017-12-18 15:53

    Prepare for winter in Persian style

    Winter is associated with flue and cold in our minds. Iranian traditional medicine provides some advice for each season. By following the guideline, you can enjoy more during the cold season:

  • Persian garment embellishment 2017-12-10 10:54

    Embellish your garments in Persian style

    TEHRAN – Embellishment is an essential part of Iranian traditional dresses in each part of the country. During history, embellishing clothes manifested social class, financial situation and even the tribe of the person wearing it.

  • sofreh 2017-12-09 10:55

    Sofreh: meal serving custom in Persian style

    TEHRAN – In every language and culture, there are some untranslatable words and terms which do not have equivalents in other languages. ‘sofreh’ in Persian language is in this category.

  • herbal tea 2017-12-05 15:13

    PERSIAN DRUGSTORE

    Soothing and relaxing with herbal teas

    Iranian grandmothers always have a cabinet in their homes full of herbal teas as remedies for different diseases, especially for relaxation and soothing. Here are three herbal teas, which are good for relaxation and are remedies for sleep deprivation.

  • korsi 2017-12-05 11:52

    Korsi: pleasant warmth for family gathering

    TEHRAN -- Not a long time ago, korsi was found in nearly all Iranian houses during cold seasons. With the change of lifestyle, korsi is not a houseware anymore these days.

  • Men’s costume in Gilan Province 2017-12-03 09:10

    PERSIAN STYLE

    Men’s costume in Gilan Province

    Men living in highlands and lowlands of the northern province of Gilan wear very different outfits.

  • SURTAN RITUAL 2017-11-30 15:08

    COLORFUL IRAN

    Colorful Iran: Surtan ritual for bride and groom

    In northern Mazandaran Province, neighbors and relatives of bride and groom hold Surtan ritual the night before wedding ceremony.

  • facial mask 2017-11-30 10:48

    PERSIAN DRUGSTORE

    Iranian traditional medicine helps you get glowing skin

    looking at the mirror, you are not satisfied with your skin. You want brighter skin? Here are some at-home remedies to get glowing skin according to Iranian traditional medicine.

  • Persian carpet gives your home timeless elegance 2017-11-30 10:15

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Give your home timeless elegance with Persian carpet

    TEHRAN –Persian carpet with its awe-inspiring patterns and brilliant colors can create a house with timeless elegance for you.

  • marmeh ritual 2017-11-28 19:22

    Colorful Iran

    Marmeh ritual in Mazandaran

    On the first day of each month, people in northern Mazandaran province perform Marmeh ritual.According to the ritual, each family asks an auspicious person to knock on their door and enter their home. They believe that it brings happiness and luck for them through the month.

  • Iranian style decoration 2017-11-28 19:11

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Give Iranian taste to your home

    Not very long time ago, homes of Iranians were associated with some appliances and housewares which remind us of colorful tasty foods cooked by mothers and grandmothers and family gatherings on long nights of winter.