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  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    Nowruz; the Persian New Year begins on the first day of spring, almost 21th March.

  • Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day

    Iran (IMNA) - Father’s Day is celebrated on 13th day of Rajab, the seventh month of the lunar calendar, marking the birth anniversary of the first Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Ali (PBUH) to recognize and honor the tremendous contribution that fathers make to the lives of their children. They are who scarify themselves for family and ask for nothing in return. Although it is celebrated on various days worldwide, the common reason of honoring a day is that Father's Day is not about ordinary people, it is about special people like Fathers!

  • Last hours of New Year

    Last hours of New Year

    Iranian people have spilled into streets to buy the last stuff of the New Year!

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  • Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    Seven Persian Symbol of New Year

    On the eve of the Persian New Year, Iranian are getting ready to welcome Nowrouz; just before Nowrouz, families gather around the special table called Haft-Seen in order to celebrate the New Year. In the Persian language, the word Haft refers to the magic number of seven, and the letter "S" indicates seven main items on the table that start with the letter S(Seen in Persian).

  • Persian New Year not well known globally

    Persian New Year not well known globally

    "Persian New year, unlike the Christian or Chinese New Year, doesn’t attract foreign tourists; this is the weak point for Iran," Jamshid Jafarpour, the member of the Cultural Commission of Islamic Consultative Assembly said.

  • Tehran welcomes Nowruz by colorful appearance

    Tehran welcomes Nowruz by colorful appearance

    Tehran is going to celebrate Nowruz with a new appearance.

  • Happy Chaharshanbe Suri

    Happy Chaharshanbe Suri

    One of Iranian favorite rituals ahead of the Persian New Year is a fire festival on the eve of the last Wednesday of the outgoing Persian Year. So on the last Tuesday night of the year when the sun goes down, bonfires are lit all over Iran. As a custom of bidding evil adieu and welcoming hope and joy, Iranian jump over bonfires saying an epigram out loud. And that, is just one of persian customs for Chaharshanbeh Soori.

  • Mansour Jahani Received Journalism Award of Göteborg Fine Arts Association

    Mansour Jahani Received Journalism Award of Göteborg Fine Arts Association

    Göteborg Fine Arts Association (Internationella Sköna Konster i Göteborg) of Sweden granted its Journalism Award to Mansour Jahani, independent journalist of international cinema.

  • Isfahan more beautiful than ever

    Isfahan more beautiful than ever

    "We welcome the New Year by installing permanent and temporary elements, with the slogan of vernal season," the head of beautification organization of Isfahan municipality said.

  • Isfahan's stolen ancient artifact retrieved at Semirom

    Isfahan's stolen ancient artifact retrieved at Semirom

    During the Special Operation, police inspectors of Semirom County arrested the professional members of a band of thieves who had stolen the biggest stone inscription dating back to 3,000 years ago, and discovered the ancient table.

  • The photographs of the week

    The photographs of the week

    Space exploration, tragedy, conflict and beauty – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists.

  • Isfahani students break donation record

    Isfahani students break donation record

    "According to the recorded statistics, this year, the amount of students' cash and non-cash donations to their compatriots has increased by 25 percent," the head of Iranian Students Organization of Iran's General Education Department said.

  • Terror Attacks at New Zealand Mosques in Pictures

    Terror Attacks at New Zealand Mosques in Pictures

    IMNA's Press Team offer sympathy to the people of New Zealand, in particular the Muslim community following two terrorists attacks on Friday during which at least 49 people were killed at two New Zealand mosques.

  • Turkmen Artists to Perform in Iran’s Kish Island during Nowruz

    Turkmen Artists to Perform in Iran’s Kish Island during Nowruz

    A group of prominent artists from Turkmenistan are going to participate in the Nowruz events of Kish Island, a major tourist resort in southern Iran.

  • Urban brand lies in green space preservation

    Urban brand lies in green space preservation

    "Protecting the green space of the city is in fact preserving the urban brand, and we should deliver it to the posterity by the added value," the vice-president of the Islamic City Council of Isfahan said.

  • Half the world shining in Nowruz

    Half the world shining in Nowruz

    The CEO of beautification organization of Isfahan municipality announced the installation of 20 lighting urban elements throughout the city, and said, "These elements will be installed in the main areas of the city, on the eve of beginning the New Year."