Noruz

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  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A reddish salute to new Iranian year Yesterday 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.

  • Road fatalities up 24% in New Year holidays 2018-05-24 09:32

    Road fatalities up 24% in New Year holidays

    TEHRAN — Road crash fatalities have increased by 24 percent during the Iranian New Year holidays (from March 16 to April 4) compared to the corresponding period last year.

  • University of Tehran museums register 40,000 visits in Noruz 2018-04-09 20:52

    University of Tehran museums register 40,000 visits in Noruz

    TEHRAN – Over 40,000 people visited Negarestan and Moghadam garden museums, which are affiliated with the University of Tehran, during the two-week New Year (Noruz) holidays, which ended on April 2, Mehr reported.

  • A crowd of passengers are seen at the Bileh Savar border crossing in Ardebil province, northwest Iran. 2018-04-07 20:00

    22,000 Azerbaijanis arrived in Ardebil during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Some 22,000 Azerbaijani nationals arrived in Iran’s northwestern Ardebil province during the two-week New Year holidays, Noruz, which ended on April 2, IRNA reported.

  • A woman visits the Louvre show at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran. 2018-04-07 19:58

    Some 8 million visited Iran’s heritage museums during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Some eight million people paid visit to heritage museums and historical sites across Iran during the two-week New Year (Noruz) holidays, which ended on April 2.

  • By Seyed Amin Saneey Mehri 2018-04-07 10:53

    By Seyed Amin Saneey Mehri

    Noruz, manifestation of culture of peace, friendship among societies

    Regardless of the fact that Noruz (Iranian New Year falling on March 21) has its origins in the ancient Persia (Iran), nowadays it is respected and celebrated in many countries, and is considered as a symbol of peace and friendship.

  • Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official 2018-04-06 21:19

    Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official

    TEHRAN – The air quality of Tehran may deteriorate in the current [Iranian calendar] year 1397 [March 2018–March 2019] and accordingly days with unhealthy air pollution may increase compared to the year before, said the director of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company.

  • Cars are seen stuck in a traffic jam on the rocky Chalus Road, which connects Tehran to northern Iran. 2018-04-04 19:56

    Over 17m Iranians toured the country in New Year holidays

    TEHRAN – Over 17 million Iranians hit the roads, boarded trains, planes and ships to travel across the country from March 15, one week before the official New Year (Noruz) holidays, which ended on April 2.

  • Over 11 million Iranians visit Mazandaran during Noruz 2018-04-03 20:49

    Over 11 million Iranians visit Mazandaran during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Over 11 million domestic holidaymakers visited Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, from March 18 to 30.

  • A view of Tehran on a day with clean air quality 2018-04-03 20:39

    Unprecedented air pollution in Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN — For Tehraners, the New Year holidays (Noruz) are typically synonymous with clean air, but this year’s air quality went down for five days out of the thirteen-day holidays.

  • Iran tops list of tourist arrivals in Turkey 2018-04-03 12:19

    Iran tops list of tourist arrivals in Turkey

    TEHRAN – Iran tops list of international tourist arrivals in Turkey in the first two mounts of the year.

  • Stefan Scholz,Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran 2018-04-02 15:15

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Noruz festivities signify peace and cheerful togetherness

    The gentle spring breeze reminds us of the green, blooming and refreshing first season of the year and of course Noruz holidays.

  • election 2018-04-02 15:14

    Iran politics in the past year: A Noruz report

    The politics of Iran was the scene of drastic and diverse developments over the past calendar year (the Iranian year 1396, March 21, 2017 to March 20, 2018).