Zoroastrians

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  • Tirgan, a feast in honor of rain 2019-07-02 20:16

    Tirgan, a feast in honor of rain

    Tirgan (also known as Jashn-e Tirgan) is a time-honored Iranian festival usually observed as a rain festival. Tiragan, along with Noruz, Yalda Night and Mehregan are amongst feasts widely celebrated in the ancient land.

  • File photo:  Zoroastrians observe Pir-e Sabz rituals 2019-06-12 20:21

    Zoroastrians to observe Pir-e Sabz pilgrimage in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Once again it’s time to celebrate Pir-e Sabz or Chak-Chak, a congregational pilgrimage observed by clusters of Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over Iran.

  • حجت الاسلام یونسی 2019-03-26 23:49

    Iranian presidential aide felicitates Zoroastrians

    TEHRAN -- Ali Younesi, the presidential aide for ethnic and religious minorities, on Wednesday congratulated Zoroastrians in Iran and other parts of the world including those in the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, and West Asia on the birth anniversary of Zoroaster.

  • A typical spread dedicated to Mehregan celebrations 2018-10-02 02:15

    Zoroastrians to observe Mehregan aimed to cement friendships

    TEHRAN – Clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians are to hold reunions in celebration of Mithra, an ancient goddess of friendship, affection and love in the evening of October 2.

  • Iranian Zoroastrians able to perform their rituals freely 2018-07-24 21:42

    Iranian Zoroastrian clergyman dismisses Pompeo’s claims

    TEHRAN – An Iranian Zoroastrian clergyman has rejected claims by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that religious minorities are being suppressed in Iran, saying Zoroastrians living in Iran are able to perform their rituals freely.

  • Barred Zoroastrian Sepanta Niknam regains council seat 2018-07-21 21:24

    Barred Zoroastrian Sepanta Niknam regains council seat

    TEHRAN – Nine months after he was denied a seat in Yazd’s city council, Sepanta Niknam, a follower of Zoroastrianism, regained his status as councilor.

  • A file photo depicts followers of Zoroastrianism observing Pir-e Sabz rituals. 2018-06-17 06:34

    Zoroastrian Pir-e Sabz pilgrimage underway in Yazd

    TEHRAN – On June 14, the annual Pir-e Sabz congregational pilgrimage started for Zoroastrians in Ardakan county, Yazd province, central Iran.

  • An undated photo depicts Iranian Zoroastrians encircling a huge open fire while celebrate their time-honored Sadeh festival in Tehran. 2018-01-30 10:17

    Sadeh: Zoroastrian reverence for mid-winter

    TEHRAN – This evening flocks of Iranian Zoroastrians come together to observe Sadeh festival, a time-honored celebration of mid-winter which this year falls on January 30.

  • Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity 2017-12-27 20:04

    Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity

    TEHRAN – Towers of silence in central Iran are not any more dedicated to bones of the dead to get cleaned by vultures. In modern era, they are just peaceful destinations for domestic and foreign travelers.

  • Book chronicles valor of Zoroastrians in modern Iranian history    2017-10-14 18:05

    Book chronicles valor of Zoroastrians in modern Iranian history   

    TEHRAN – A book that spotlights the Zoroastrians who have shown valor during various events in modern Iranian history has recently been published in Tehran.

  • Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship 2017-10-03 09:21

    Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

    TEHRAN – Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

  • Sadabad complex to host ancient Amurdad celebration 2017-07-27 15:54

    Sadabad complex to host ancient Amurdad celebration

    TEHRAN - The Sadabad Cultural-Historical Complex in Tehran will hold ancient Amurdad celebration that its philosophy accentuates protecting nature and the environment.

  • chak-chak 2017-06-20 09:43

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrians hold Pir-e Sabz congregational pilgrimage

    Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over the country gathered in the city of Yazd to hold congregational pilgrimage of Pir-e Sabz, also called Chak-Chak.

  • Zoroastrians 2017-06-18 11:33

    Zoroastrians gather at Pir-e-Sabz shrine 

    The Zoroastrian community annually gathers at Pir-e-Sabz, a Zoroastrian temple situated in Yazd, central Iran, to practice specific rituals and traditions. 

  • Soroush Razmi 2017-03-23 06:21

    Soroush Razmi

    Rebirth of a collective remembrance

    Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tower of Silence 2016-12-19 18:00

    Towers of Silence once essential feature of Zoroastrian burial rituals

    TEHRAN – Amongst enigmatic tourist destinations in Iran are two Zoroastrian ‘Towers of Silence’ that are nested on top of two lonely, barren hilltops in southern outskirts of the city of Yazd, which has long been a center of Zoroastrianism in the country.

  • نماینده زرتشتیان 2016-11-07 21:24

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrians consulted on citizenship charter’s draft: Rep.

    TEHRAN – Esfandiyar Ekhtiyari, who represents Iran’s Zoroastrian community in the country’s 290-seat legislature, has said representatives of religious minorities have requested changes be made to a citizenship charter, on which the Rouhani administration had sought their opinions.