Iranians Celebrate Ferdowsi and Persian Language Day

Today marks a significant cultural event for Iranians as they honor the legacy of their revered poet, Ferdowsi, known as the savior of Farsi, and celebrate Persian Language Day.

Iran (IMNA) - Ferdowsi, born in 940 CE near Tous in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province, dedicated over three decades to writing his masterpiece, Shahnameh, the longest epic poem by a single poet in Persian literature. This epic work, consisting of 55,000 couplets, narrates 62 stories across 990 chapters, chronicling Iran’s mythical and historical past in three distinct ages.

Iranians Celebrate Ferdowsi and Persian Language Day

Shahnameh, a blend of poetry, historiography, folklore, and cultural identity, has been translated into multiple languages, solidifying Ferdowsi's place as a literary giant both in Iran and globally.

Ferdowsi's tomb in Tus, near Mashhad, stands as a testament to his enduring influence on Iranian culture, attracting visitors from around the world, including foreign tourists fascinated by the rich history encapsulated in his work.

The Saadi Foundation, established in 2013, plays a pivotal role in promoting the Persian language worldwide. With around 50 language centers teaching Farsi outside Iran, the foundation organizes Persian language olympiads for foreigners and offers scholarships to Farsi teachers from other countries.

Iranians Celebrate Ferdowsi and Persian Language Day

The Mina Online School, recognized as a leading e-learning platform for Persian language education, caters to students at various proficiency levels, from beginners to advanced learners. The Saadi Foundation's comprehensive approach includes conducting language classes, training teachers, developing educational materials, administering proficiency tests, offering knowledge enhancement courses, and conducting research to enhance Persian language teaching methods. Over 10,000 foreigners enroll in the Foundation's courses annually, highlighting the growing global interest in learning Persian.

Iranians Celebrate Ferdowsi and Persian Language Day

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