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  • A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram 2019-09-07 19:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

    TEHRAN – A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

  • Museums close earlier than usual during Ramadan 2017-05-30 09:23

    Museums close earlier than usual during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – Museums affiliated with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization close an hour earlier than usual to mark the holy month of Ramadan, ISNA reported on Saturday.