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  • Reaping dates starts in Hormozgan province  2019-09-17 11:19

    Reaping dates starts in Hormozgan province 

    As hot weather is gradually reaching its end, farmers with help by women start to reap their date crops from palm trees in the village of Kenarou in Bandar Abbas, the coastal province of Hormozgan. Reaping dates will continue until the middle of Mehr (early October). It is estimated that production of date to reach 140,000 tons in the current Iranian year.

  • 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.

  • Water shortage in southern Iran: palm trees cut off at the trunk 2019-04-15 12:00

    Photo: Maryam Rezaei

    Water shortage in southern Iran: palm trees cut off at the trunk

    Due to temperature rise and long-standing drought spells in southern city of Jahrom, Fars province, palm trees cut off at the trunk. What’s upsetting is that if one cut off a palm tree at the trunk, it will not grow back again. Palm tree growth occurs only at the growing tip, which also called a crownshaft, at the top of the trunk, and cutting off this growing tip by severing the trunk kills the plant.