Noruz celebration


  • 60,000 IRCS forces stay on duty during Noruz holidays 2020-03-16 15:58

    60,000 IRCS forces to stay on duty during Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN – Some 60,000 forces of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will stay on duty to deal with any probable natural disasters during New Year holiday (known as Noruz, starting on March 20 this year).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spring cleaning ushers in New Year 2017-03-13 21:08

    Spring cleaning ushers in New Year

    A woman in Esfidan village, the northeastern province of North Khorasan, is cleaning the window as part of a tradition known as Khaneh Tekani, or spring cleaning. People do the tradition in the region just a couple of days before Noruz, the New Year holidays starting on March 21. IRNA/ Vahdi Khademi

  • A man clad in a special outfit passes by a massive bunch of fire set to observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a time-honored Iranian ritual. 2017-03-13 18:41

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A fiery salute to New Year

    TEHRAN – Amongst final preparations to salute the Iranian New Year, people observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a deeply-rooted-in-time ceremony that, according to tradition, is a bid to ward off all the misfortunes and bad omens, hoping that wishes will come true.

  • A view of Tehran with snow-clad Alborz mountain range in the foreground 2017-02-23 09:06

    Tehran eyes tourist boost during Norouz

    TEHRAN – Tehran, embracing plenty of historical sites, museums and art galleries, is expected to draw more visitors during Norouz celebration, the Iranian New Year starting March 21.

  • Sadeh Festival 2017-01-30 20:54

    Sadeh: Zoroastrians celebrate ancient winter festival

    TEHRAN - Like every year, nationwide assemblies of Iranian Zoroastrians held the time-honored Sadeh Festival late on Jan. 29. According to a tradition, the followers of Zoroastrian faith celebrate the passing of winter by kindling bonfires.

  • Iranian women bake loaves of flatbread 2016-12-04 08:50

    Noruz, traditional flatbread on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

    TEHRAN - The celebration of Noruz and the practice of flatbread making as common traditions native to Iran and some of its neighboring countries have been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

  • Shah Abbas II courtiers celebrating Noruz 2016-11-30 16:50

    UNESCO approves Noruz collective feast of 12 nations

    TEHRAN – The celebration of Noruz, the New Year shared by 12 countries, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO on Wednesday.