• ‘Blood-red ruby’ being harvested in Hooraman 2020-10-20 09:39

    ‘Blood-red ruby’ being harvested in Hooraman

    A farmer in Hooraman, western Kordestan province, shows pomegranates he has just harvested, October 18. Pomegranate, which is dubbed ‘blood-red ruby’, is native to the region and it is expected that five thousand tons of the crop will be harvested this year. Locals process pomegranates into paste, while using peels for producing dyes and medicine.

  • Tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan addresses the 4th Yalda Commemoration at the Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran, December 19, 2019. 2019-12-21 18:24

    Yalda is a beautiful manifestation of Iran’s cultural heritage: tourism minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister has said that Yalda Night is a beautiful manifestation of Iran’s intangible cultural heritage.

  • You can hear her breath in the face of parents purchasing and setting out dried nuts, cookies, pomegranates and watermelons; and impatient children who are waiting for her to arrive! 2019-12-20 18:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Put your skates on; Yalda is to knock the door!

    A new Yalda Night is approaching the hearts of Iranians no matter which part of the globe they live. On that graceful night the winter chill is vanquished and the warmth of love embraces the entire family.

  • Shab-e Yalda 2018-12-19 20:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Shab-e Yalda: A golden opportunity to come together

    For Iranian families and friends, Shab-e Yalda (Yalda Night), has long been a treasured time to come together and celebrate in honor of the longest night of the year!

  • Pomegranate festival kicks off in Tehran 2018-12-03 22:47

    Pomegranate festival kicks off in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Yesterday, a major pomegranate festival, featuring various traditions from across the country, opened to the public at the Eshraq Cultural Center, northeast Tehran.

  •  Tehran to host pomegranate festival 2018-11-12 22:58

     Tehran to host pomegranate festival

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex will be hosting a pomegranate festival dedicated to western Iranian farmers and producers.

  • Pomegranate festival marks harvest season in Uraman 2018-10-22 19:51

    Pomegranate festival marks harvest season in Uraman

    Local children and young adults, clad in colorful traditional clothes, carry baskets of pomegranates during a local festival in Uraman, western Kordestan province, October 20, 2018.