Noruz

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  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Abyaneh, an ancient village in Isfahan province. 2019-05-04 00:04

    Iran foreign arrivals up over 16% in Noruz

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign visitors arriving in Iran rose 16.75 percent during Noruz (the Iranian new year holidays from March 21-April 4) compared to the same period last year, a senior tourism official has said.

  • Seafaring grows over Noruz holidays 2019-04-26 19:55

    Seafaring grows over Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN – The number of sailings in Iran grew by nine percent during the Persian New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 16-April 4) in comparison to the same period last year, said deputy director of the Ports and Maritime Organization.

  • Half a million visits to Sa’dabad museums registered in Noruz 2019-04-13 22:04

    Half a million visits to Sa’dabad museums registered in Noruz

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism body has registered over half a million visits to museums at Tehran’s Sa’dabad Cultural-Historical Complex during the New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 5).

  • 1.1m visited Sistan-Baluchestan during Noruz 2019-04-13 22:02

    1.1m visited Sistan-Baluchestan during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Over 1.1 million visited Sistan-Baluchetan province during the New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 5), which shows 19 percent increase in comparison to the same period last year, its governor general has said.

  • Outbound tourism slumps by 45% over Noruz holidays: official 2019-04-10 22:09

    Outbound tourism slumps by 45% over Noruz holidays: official

    TEHRAN - Iran’s outbound tourism fell by 45 percent during the New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 5) in comparison to the same period last year, a tourism official has said.

  • Niavaran complex hosts 8k visitors during Noruz 2019-04-10 22:08

    Niavaran complex hosts 8k visitors during Noruz

    TEHRAN – A total of 80,835 people toured Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex during the New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 5).

  • A view of Abbasi Hotel in the historic city of Isfahan 2019-04-09 09:21

    Flooding, rainfalls drop hotel occupancy in Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN - Fewer people stayed in Iranian hotels during New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 21-April 4) compared to the same period a year earlier due to record flooding and rain showers, according to statistics released Monday by the head of Iran Hotels Association.

  • علی اصغر مونسان 2019-04-07 22:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Travel in Iran grows over Persian New Year holidays

    TEHRAN - People in Iran made 74 million overnight stays in their domestic trips during the Persian New Year (Noruz) holidays, an increase of 20 percent year on year, Iran tourism chief announced on Sunday.

  • gasoline 2019-04-07 08:54

    Gasoline consumption in Norouz holidays hits 2b liters

    TEHRAN – Iran’s gasoline consumption during the peak demand of the Norouz (Persian New Year) holidays (March 17 – April 5) reached near two billion liters, Tasnim news agency Reported.

  • Over 74m overnight stays recorded across Iran in Noruz 2019-04-07 08:49

    Over 74m overnight stays recorded across Iran in Noruz

    TEHRAN – Iranians made over 74 million overnight stays during the two-week New Year (Noruz) holidays, starting March 21, CHTN reported.

  • Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi  2019-03-24 21:47

    By Manijeh Rezapoor 

    Core of Iran Noruz in family: Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi 

    TEHRAN -- Sahraa Karimi, a filmmaker, writer and photographer originally from Afghanistan, but born and raised in Tehran, says that family is the core of the Noruz celebration.

  • Books to read in Noruz holiday 2019-03-23 07:10

    Books to read in Noruz holiday

    If you dislike wasting your time during the Noruz holiday with boring and repetitive visits to a number of distant relatives and places, perhaps a book along with several cups of tea and some sweets can provide a good time and create a cozy atmosphere for you at home. The following is a short list of some suggested books.         

  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A reddish salute to new Iranian year 2019-03-18 22:17

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A reddish salute to new Iranian year

    As every last Tuesday of the Iranian calendar year comes, millions of Iranians make bonfires at sunset to jump over the fire till midnight to observe Chaharshanbe-Suri, just days before Noruz, the New Year holidays.

  • Should fruit seedlings replace Sabzeh on Iranian Haft seen tables? 2019-03-13 21:40

    Should fruit seedlings replace Sabzeh on Iranian Haft Seen tables?

    TEHRAN – While it has been proposed that fruit seedlings should become a substitute for Sabzeh (wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts in a dish) to avoid consuming huge amount of water for irrigation as well as grains, some experts believe that it does not have any contradiction with environment.

  • A couple visits the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam, the notable Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, in Neyshabour, northeast Iran. 2019-03-13 21:33

    Travel in Iran seen to grow by 20% over Noruz holidays: tourism chief

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has estimated that domestic trips would grow by 20 percent over the New Year holidays (Noruz, staring March 21) from a year earlier, Mehr reported.

  • Noruz Celebration 2019-03-12 10:28

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    The Theater Forum welcomes Noruz

    The Theater Forum held Noruz celebration on March 11 at the venue of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. The event was attended by the Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi, the managing director of the Theater Forum Shahram Gilabadi and a number of theater artists. The Iranian New Year, Noruz, falls on March 20, 2019.

  • Flower 2019-03-10 13:12

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    People enjoying the exhilaration of New Year in Mahallati flower market 

    With Iranian New Year (known as Norouz falling on March 21), approaching people are going to flower markets to buy flowers and bring spring into their homes. The photos are depicting Mahallati flower market, southeastern Tehran, which is one of the biggest flower markets in the capital.

  • Healthcare scheme to be implemented during Noruz 2019-03-10 10:18

    Healthcare scheme to be implemented during Noruz

    TEHRAN – A scheme offering 24-hour healthcare services will be implemented in the country from March 16 to April 6 during the Iranian New Year holidays (Noruz), the deputy health minister has announced.

  • Mazandaran villages ready to host Noruz holidaymakers 2019-03-10 09:58

    Mazandaran villages ready to host Noruz holidaymakers

    TEHRAN – Necessary arrangements for hosting travelers during Noruz (New Year holidays, starting March 21) have been made in 208 villages across Mazandaran province, northern Iran, a local official has said, IRNA reported.

  • Will endangered Kaiser's mountain newt survive people’s hankering for variety in Noruz? 2019-03-09 23:18

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will endangered Kaiser's mountain newt survive people’s hankering for variety in Noruz?

    TEHRAN — Kaiser's mountain newt, the world’s most attractive salamander species, confined to western Iran, is driven on the brink of extinction due to habitat degradation as well as uncontrolled overharvesting for national and international pet trade which pace up near the Iranian New Year celebration (Noruz, starting on March 21).

  • ‘Feast of charity’ underway at schools nationwide 2019-03-08 08:43

    ‘Feast of charity’ underway at Iranian schools

    TEHRAN – ‘Feast of charity’, a campaign held prior to the Iranian New Year celebration each year helping families having hard time addressing their essential needs, is underway at schools across the country.

  • today photos 2019-03-06 10:07

    500,000 policemen ready to ensure road safety during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Traffic police teams comprising 500,000 policemen will stand guard to confirm safety by monitoring road regulations during the new year holidays (Noruz, starting March 21), road traffic police chief Mohammad Hossein Hamidi has announced.

  • Iranian handicrafts 2019-03-05 09:47

    Tehran to host handicrafts exhibit days before Noruz

    TEHRAN - Hundreds of artisans from across Iran will show their works at a major sales exhibition, which will be held days before Noruz, the new Iranian year, at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay 2019-03-02 22:11

    Passage of time an opportunity to build bridge between human beings: UNESCO chief

    TEHRAN - The passage of time is an opportunity to build a bridge between human beings, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has said in message to a Tehran celebration on Noruz.

  • Iranian, regional officials and artists celebrate Noruz 2019-03-01 16:07

    Photo: Maryam Kamyab

    Iranian, regional officials and artists celebrate Noruz

    A number of Iranian officials, diplomats, and artists along with their international peers celebrated the approaching Noruz, in an event held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on February 28, 2019.   Noruz, which usually falls on March 21st every year, marks the beginning of spring across a vast geographical area including Iran, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Iraq that share it on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

  • Envoys, cultural figures to mark Noruz in Tehran 2019-02-25 20:00

    Envoys, cultural figures to mark Noruz in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Milad Tower will host an international ceremony in honor of Persian New Year or Noruz on February 28.

  • Iran expecting China, Mongolia to join UNESCO-registered Noruz 2019-02-18 21:48

    Iran expecting China, Mongolia to join UNESCO-registered Noruz

    TEHRAN – Iran is expecting China and Mongolia to officially join UNESCO-registered Noruz, which marks the beginning of spring and the new year.

  • Tehran tourism exhibit offers must-see places for Noruz 2019-02-13 21:46

    Tehran tourism exhibit offers must-see places for Noruz

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of potential travelers for Noruz holidays are choosing, bargaining or even negotiating prices with travel markets at the 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition, which will be running through February 16.

  • Noruz added to Vancouver calendar of events 2019-02-02 21:33

    Noruz added to Vancouver calendar of events

    TEHRAN – Vancouver City Council has added Noruz, the Persian new year festivity, to its official celebrations and observations calendar.

  • Handicrafts sales up 49% during Noruz holidays 2018-05-29 11:00

    Handicrafts sales up 49% during Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN – The sales figures for makeshift handicraft markets grew 49 percent during the two-week Noruz holidays, which ended on April 2, in comparison to that of the previous year.