South Khorasan province


  • Passed down from generation to generation: Ramadan rituals in Birjand 2019-05-20 22:50

    Passed down from generation to generation: Ramadan rituals in Birjand

    TEHRAN – In the city of Birjand in northeast Iran, the holy month of Ramadan is associated with various rituals which have been passed down from generation to generation.

  • A view of Tabas Geopark 2018-02-16 11:50

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for Tabas Geopark

    TEHRAN – Tabas Geopark authorities keep an eye on possible inscription of the vast geological region on the UNESCO World Heritage list, its director says.

  • six-day baby celebration 2017-12-03 12:48


    Six-day baby celebration

    TEHRAN – A special ceremony is traditionally held by families in different parts of South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, just six days after the birth of a baby.

  • Foreign travelers visit well-preserved windmills in Nashtifan, northeastern Iran. 2017-11-21 11:50

    Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for ancient windmills

    TEHRAN – Iran has put forward its cluster of Asbads - ancient vertical-axis windmills - as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Barberry harvesting season begins 2017-10-27 18:11

    Barberry harvesting season begins

    TEHRAN — Farmers in the eastern province of South Khorasan have started harvesting barberry.

  • A view of the Lake of Ghosts in Mazandaran province, northern Iran. The small lake is peppered with some dead trees that add to its charm. 2017-08-15 09:53

    22 properties added to Iran’s natural heritage list

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has recently inscribed 22 natural spots and landscapes on the national heritage list, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Clergy combines farming with teaching 2016-11-12 15:39

    Clergy combines farming with teaching

    Ali Sharifi is a clergy living in Shirkhoun village, South Khorasan province, who is cultivating barberry along with teaching and running religious affairs. Born in 1960, Sharifi took interest in farming and his will urged him to buy tens of hectares of land in 2005. His farmlands are now becoming more and more profitable year by year and now after 10 years of incessant efforts he is producing the finest barberry, becoming an exemplary farmer.