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  • Nowruz in Afghanistan: Heralding New Year in a unique way 2019/03/18

    By: Abdul Wahid Haidari

    Nowruz in Afghanistan: Heralding New Year in a unique way

    Nowruz heralds the arrival of new year and new spring. It is the harbinger of hope. The day has a long and rich history in Afghanistan where it is marked with tremendous enthusiasm and festive spirit.

  • 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.

  • nowruz Yesterday 22:15

    Mothers, the most flourishing blossoms of spring

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    The yard is filled with spring flowers. The radio plays spring music. The home is all clean. People are rushing to do their last minute shopping. The aroma of fresh homemade cookies is coming from the next door neighbor. I feel the arrival of Amoo Nowruz in my heart!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire 2018-03-13 10:39

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire

    TEHRAN – This evening, millions of Iranians will make bonfires at sunset and jump over the fire till midnight to observe Chaharshanbe-Suri, a week before Noruz, the New Year holidays.

  • Campaign to promote handicrafts as Noruz gifts 2018-03-06 10:19

    Campaign to promote handicrafts as Noruz gifts

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has recently launched a social campaign for using domestic handicrafts as gifts to celebrate Noruz, the Iranian New Year.

  • vali-e  asr ave. 2018-03-03 19:21

    Tehraners to welcome New Year with tree planting

    TEHRAN -- Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi has called on Tehrani citizens to plant a tree while they are growing sabzeh for their Haft Seen.

  • A view of Tehran with Espinas Palace Hotel in the foreground 2018-02-28 20:36

    Hotels to offer special discounts during Noruz

    TEHRAN – A majority of hotels in seven provinces of Iran are set to give special discounts to their foreign and domestic customers on the occasion of Noruz - the Iranian new year - starting March 21.

  • A view of Tehran with the towering snow-capped mountains in the background 2018-02-17 19:48

    CHHTO to arrange special package tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is designing a range of promotional cheap package tours, which will be offered to Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey nationals in the span of March 16 to April 4.

  • Yalda Night is a time for pleasant family reunions that entails laughter, merriment and good cheer. 2017-12-23 20:50

    Iran seeks multinational UNESCO inscription of Yalda

    TEHRAN – Iran has called on its nearby states to join hands to put forward the ancient Persian Yalda festivity for a possible UNESCO registration.

  • Intl. event to celebrate Tabriz 2018 concurrent with Noruz 2017-12-05 10:11

    Intl. event to celebrate Tabriz 2018 concurrent with Noruz

    TEHRAN – An international event will be held concurrent with Noruz - the Iranian New Year in March 2018 – to celebrate ‘Tabriz 2018’, marking the naming of the city as the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018.

  • Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower in the foreground. The UNESCO-registered site is amongst key tourist attractions in Azerbaijan. 2017-05-27 18:53

    Azerbaijan offers facilities for Iranian tour operators

    TEHRAN – The Republic of Azerbaijan has offered facilities for Iranian tour operators in a bid to widen travel businesses in the northern neighbor.

  • An undated photo depicts people visiting the UNESCO-inscribed Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. The 17th-century square is bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-s 2017-05-02 09:13

    Isfahan’s foreign tourist arrivals break 40-year-record

    TEHRAN – Some 85 thousand foreign travelers visited Isfahan during the first Iranian month of Farvardin (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20), setting a new record for the past 40 years, Isfahan Governor General says.

  • Azerbaijan’s Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Adalat Veliyev (L) talks to East Azarbaijan Province Governor General Esmaeil Jabbarzadeh in Tabriz on April 26, 2017. 2017-04-29 18:35

    Azerbaijan seeks to bolster tourism ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – The deputy culture and tourism minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan has held talks with provincial authorities of East Azarbaijan in northwest Iran, laying out a roadmap for widening cooperation thanks to countless mutual commonalities, CHTN reported on Saturday.

  • An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017. 2017-04-06 14:10

    Tehran eyes rise in inbound tourists this year: AGI

    TEHRAN – The bustling yet historical Iranian capital is expected to witness a boom in the number of its visitors this year, though years of international sanctions had slowed the expansion of tourism industry in the country, Italian Journalist Agency -- Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI) – reported on March 31.

  • An undated photo shows travelers visiting Sadi mausoleum in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province 2017-04-04 08:22

    Visits to Fars historical sites up 7% during Noruz 

    TEHRAN - Various historical sites across the southern province of Fars attracted over 1.6 million visitors during Noruz holidays from March 15 to April 2, up seven percent from the same period in the year earlier.