• Happy Noruz: a celebration for 300 million people 2023-03-18 19:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Happy Noruz: a celebration for 300 million people

    TEHRAN – On March 21, over 300 million people worldwide start celebrating Noruz – an ancient festival that marks the Persian New Year and the official beginning of spring.

  • Iranian Armenians celebrate Christmas    2023-01-07 18:57

    Iranian Armenians celebrate Christmas   

    TEHRAN - Unlike all other Christians who consider January 1 as the beginning of the new year, Iranian Armenians follow the Oriental Orthodox denomination of Christianity and accordingly, celebrate Christmas on January 6.

  • Christmas celebrations 2022-12-25 21:00

    Christmas celebrations being held in Iran

    TEHRAN – In different provinces across the country, Christian Iranians are celebrating the New Year holidays since Sunday. There have been Christmas celebrations for centuries in a country whose majority is Muslim.

  • Saint Sarkis Cathedral hosts New Year’s celebration 2022-01-02 15:19

    Saint Sarkis Cathedral hosts New Year’s celebration

    Christians in Tehran gathered at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral on Friday night, celebrating the New Year in the presence of Bishop Sibo Sarkisian.

  • President 2022-01-01 18:33

    Ayatollah Raisi congratulates leaders of Christian countries on New Year

    TEHRAN – In separate messages to the leaders of Christian countries, Iranian President Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated them on the birthday of Jesus Christ and the New Year. 

  • Christmas in Yemen 2021-12-28 21:53

    A Saudi ‘tragic note for Yemenis’ on Christmas

    TEHRAN – Over the last few days, several world media outlets have unabashedly touted the “change” in Saudi society as a new positive chapter in the history of a kingdom deeply involved in the killing of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis.

  • Iran FM 2021-12-25 18:43

    Iran FM congratulates Christians on Nativity

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has issued a message congratulating all Christians around the world on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas.

  • raisi 2021-12-24 23:53

    Raisi offers Christmas greetings to Pope, Christians

    TEHRAN - President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran has penned a letter congratulating Pope Francis on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and the Gregorian New Year.

  • Christmas in Tehran 2020-12-30 15:50

    Photo By: Samira Nazari

    Christmas in Tehran

    Festive lights and Santa Claus figures decorate window displays of some shops in Tehran as shoppers visit streets to purchase Christmas presents on a mild and overcast night, December 29, 2020.

  • Leader 2020-12-26 12:49

    Leader congratulates Christians, Muslims on Christmas

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has congratulated all Christians and Muslims on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary.

  • Rouhani 2020-12-25 21:19

    Rouhani congratulates world leaders, Pope Francis on Christmas

    TEHRAN – In separate messages, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, and world leaders on the birthday of Jesus Christ.

  • Christmas celebrations go virtual in Iran 2020-12-20 22:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Christmas celebrations going virtual in Iran

    TEHRAN – In the light of the global pandemic, Christmas is celebrated virtually, unlike usual gatherings, among Iranian Christians to prevent the COVID-19 transmission chain.

  • Another coronavirus casualty: how Iranians are preparing for the Yalda night? 2020-12-19 22:03

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Another coronavirus casualty: how Iranians are preparing for the Yalda night?

    Children chasing each other, mothers setting out dried nuts, pomegranates, and watermelons amongst other fine foodstuffs, and fathers watching a ball game amid all! Does it sound familiar?