Christmas

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  • 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 28, 2019. 2020-01-01 18:58

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    A peek into Christmas celebration in Iran

    TEHRAN (MNA) – One may not expect Christmas celebration in a country where 99 percent of its population is Muslim, but surprise is awaiting you in the case of Iran.

  • Christmas in Tehran 2019-12-29 20:00

    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 28, 2019.

  • Education minister congratulates new year to Christian students 2019-12-29 18:29

    Education minister congratulates new year to Christian students

    TEHRAN – Iranian Education Minister Mohsen Haji Mirzaei congratulated Christian students and teachers on the new year during a ceremony held in a school in Tehran on Sunday, IRIB news agency reported.

  • Foreign travelers visit UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran. 2018-12-31 21:43

    Holidaymakers invited to spend Christmas in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has proposed people from across the world to opt the country for spending Christmas vacation this year.

  • Christmas 2018-12-30 15:45

    Christmas 2018: Iran and Syria show respect, Israel and Saudi Arabia don't

    Christmas is a time of goodwill to all men. Or at least it should be. But while the West’s Middle East ‘bad guys’ Iran and Syria, showed the Yuletide spirit, its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, failed to do so.

  • Rouhani (L) meets Pope Francis in Vatican, in January 2016 2018-12-25 21:20

    Rouhani sends Christmas greetings to Pope

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has sent a congratulatory message to Pope Francis on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and beginning of the year 2019.

  • Zarif wishes merry Christmas to all 2018-12-25 11:32

    Zarif wishes merry Christmas to all

    TEHRAN – In a tweet on Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his congratulations on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH), wishing that this occasion would “usher peace and joy to all in 2019”.

  • Tehran festival to mark Yalda, Christmas bonds 2018-12-17 21:01

    Tehran festival to mark Yalda, Christmas bonds

    TEHRAN – Yalda - the longest night of the year - and Christmas, as deeply-rooted-in-time celebrations, share common, cultural or historical links, which are set to be highlighted during a festival on December 20.