• Ala’eddin Qasemi (L) and his colleague perform a tazieh in an undated photo. 2019-09-13 18:09

    By Manijeh Rezapoor 

    ‘Tazieh can embellish capital all throughout the year’ 

    TEHRAN – After the advent of Islam in Iran and the consolidation by the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736) of Shia Islam as the state religion of Iran, the Shia have always tried to keep the tragedy of Ashura alive. 

  • 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.

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    Iran to hold 4th Arbaeen Pilgrimage Intl. Theater Festival 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Art Bureau announced on Monday it will organize the 4th edition of the Arbaeen Pilgrimage International Theater Festival during the large gathering of Shia Muslims in Iraq.

  • More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd 2019-08-24 20:10

    More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, religious rituals have attracted more foreign travelers as spectators to Iran’s Yazd province, CHTN reported on Saturday.

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    Tehran’s Sangelaj Hall hosts tazieh performances 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Sangelaj Hall is playing host to performances of tazieh, Iranian passion play, during the Laylat al-Qadr – the Grand Nights.

  • Thespians perform a tazieh in Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square on October 17, 2016. (Mehr/Mohammad Mohsenifar)  2018-11-03 18:23


    Tehran hosts tazieh performances

    TEHRAN – Two troupes are giving performances of tazieh (Iranian passion play) in Tehran.

  • A group performs a tazieh (Iranian passion play) about Imam Hussein (AS) in the northern Iranian town of Ziabar on November 20, 2016 2018-09-12 19:26

    Iranian Artists Forum hosts tazieh performances

    TEHRAN – A group from the Kahrobaye Tazieh Center is performing tazieh (Iranian passion play) in the courtyard of the Iranian Artists Forum.

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    Thespians perform tazieh in Tehran

    Thespians from a troupe led by veteran actor of stage and screen Siavash Tahmures perform a tazieh (Iranian passion play) about the tragedy of Ashura in the courtyard of the Revayate Fath Cultural Foundation in Tehran on September 25, 2017.  The troupe will perform the tazieh titled “Rakat by Rakat of Love” at the foundation located on the southern end of Qarani Street until October 1.  In the year 680 CE on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, Imam Hussein (AS) and a number of his loyal companions were martyred in battle against the oppressive Umayyad dynasty. (Tehran Times /Mehran Riazi)

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