• Isfahan world's cradle of polo

    Isfahan world's cradle of polo

    Isfahan is the cradle of Polo, the world's oldest known team sports. The sports which is a horseback mounted one was first played in Persia and then spread to the entire world.

  • Persepolis; victim of history

    Persepolis; victim of history

    Persepolis is the Greek name for the Persian Empire capital of Parsa, sometimes spelled as Parseh or Parse and in other words, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

  • Iran home of largest roofed bazaar in world

    Iran home of largest roofed bazaar in world

    The Grand Bazaar of Tabriz in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran, known as the largest roofed bazaar in the world and the oldest one in the Middle East. In 2010, the UNESCO declared Tabriz Bazaar as a World Heritage Site.

  • 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!

  • 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).

  • Tehran welcomes Nowruz by colorful appearance

    Tehran welcomes Nowruz by colorful appearance

    Tehran is going to celebrate Nowruz with a new appearance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Isfahan's intangible heritage waiting for travelers

    Isfahan's intangible heritage waiting for travelers

    "Isfahan municipality tries to introduce intangible heritage of the city to travelers during Nowrouz 2019," the head of the committee on information and the spokesman of the executive headquarter of Isfahan's travel services said.

  • Masnavi Rumi to be registered globally

    Masnavi Rumi to be registered globally

    "We are doing our best to register "Masnavi Rumi", the great book of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, so that the valuable poetry book will be known throughout the world and become fixed in people's memory," the head of National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) said.

  • Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Goldfish symbol of good luck

    Iran (IMNA) - A fish bowl with one or some goldfish is one of the main items of Haft Seen; though it does not start with "S" in Persian. Some people believe that it is the symbol of life and good luck; the red color of goldfish stands for kindness, victory, and livelihood. Over the past years, environmentalists urged people not to buy goldfish, since they are imprisoned in a jar and finally they are doomed to die, while Nowrouz itself is the celebration of rebirth, health, wealth, hope, and livelihood. Although, as it appears, some people cannot emit goldfish from their Haft Seen table; therefore, the best way is to learn how to buy healthy goldfish, take care of them appropriately and finally drop them in running waters.

  • Cruel fate of fish

    Cruel fate of fish

    When we think of a river, dark, cool rushing water — full of energy and life — comes to mind. Yet, in the face of climate change we are frequently witnessing entirely dry river bed of Zayanderud  with barely enough water to support fish and other aquatic life.

  • Bitter days of Zayanderud
  • Falak-ol-Aflak castle

    Falak-ol-Aflak castle

    Falak-ol-Aflak castle is located on top of a hill, at the center of Khorramabad. It is one of the most attractive monuments which was built during the Sassanid era. It has been known by some other names such as Shapour-Khast or Sabr-Khast fortress, Dezbaz, Khorramabad castle, and finally Falak-ol-Aflak castle. It was registered in Iran's National Heritage list with the registration number of 883.

  • Omani businessmen to invest in Isfahan

    Omani businessmen to invest in Isfahan

    "Omani businessmen have a huge interest in investing in Isfahan, and it is necessary to create a direct flight from Isfahan to Muscat," the representative of Muscat's businessmen delegation said.

  • 240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    240 million ornamental fish produced for Nowruz

    "Based on the most recent data available, more than 240 million ornamental fish are produced in the country; it indicates a growing trend in comparison to the last year," the expert of ornamental fish in fisheries organization said.

  • Codepink condemns outrageous policies of U.S  against Iran

    Codepink condemns outrageous policies of U.S  against Iran

    A group of pacifists and anti-war activists entitled "Codepink" held a joint meeting with Iran's universal institutions like university of Tehran during their science-tourism trip to Iran.

  • Aghazadeh mansion in Abarkooh

    Aghazadeh mansion in Abarkooh

    Aghazadeh mansion that was built during the Qajar dynasty, is located in Abarkooh city, Yazd province, Iran. This site with an area of 820 square meters belonged to Seyyed Hossein Abarghui, who was one of the wealthy individuals in Abarkuh. The mansion is registered in the list of Iran's national monument with the registration number of 1838, in 1996.

  • Iranian cartoonists shone in Poland's Satyrykon festival

    Iranian cartoonists shone in Poland's Satyrykon festival

    Poland's Satyrykon caricature festival was ended with the brilliant presence of three artworks of Payam Pourfallah, Negin Naghiyeh, and Mahnaz Yazdani from Isfahan, and finally Ali Miraee won the grand award of the event.

  • Isfahan hosts first traditional festival of Iranian tribes

    Isfahan hosts first traditional festival of Iranian tribes

    Iran (IMNA) - Iran is a safe country for people of different religions and ethnicities as various national and ethno-religious groups are now living in various parts of the country. The first festival of traditional sports, handicrafts, foods, breads and folk music held in Ardestan county with the presence of provinces of the central plateau of Iran.

  • Nasir-al- Mulk Mosque; Iran's pink masterpiece

    Nasir-al- Mulk Mosque; Iran's pink masterpiece

    The Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque is considered as an architectural masterpiece in Shiraz, Iran where you can visit the play of light and colours. This mosque is also well known as the Pink Mosque due to particular usage of pink colours for its interior design.

  • Iran not perceived well without visiting Isfahan

    Prime minister of Armenia;

    Iran not perceived well without visiting Isfahan

    "Considering the historical background of Isfahan that indicates the rich Iranian culture, it is not possible to perceive Persian culture deeply without visiting this city," the prime minister of Armenia said.

  • Isfahan; Iran's capital of energy efficiency optimization

    Isfahan; Iran's capital of energy efficiency optimization

    Isfahan municipality holds the first rank in energy efficiency optimization management and the second place in developing renewable energy among municipalities of the country.

  • Colorful village in heart of Iran

    Colorful village in heart of Iran

    Bardeh village in Ben County is situated adjacent to Shahrekord city. The region is known as the rocky village; above 90 percent of the buildings seems to be made out of stone. Local women of Bardeh always wear traditional garments because the village hosts thousands of tourists almost throughout the year.

  • Every sapling; a hope

    The slogan of national planting week;

    Every sapling; a hope

    "This year, the slogan of the National Tree Planting Week is "every sapling, a hope", and the distribution of 40,000 saplings among Isfahani citizens will be continued till March 3," the CEO of the parks and green space organization of Isfahan municipality said.

  • Yazd; Book Capital of Iran

    Yazd; Book Capital of Iran

    The Iranian city of Yazd has been chosen as the country’s book capital thanks to the huge number of public libraries and books it has.

  • Living Iranian Treasures

    Living Iranian Treasures

    Persian Miniature is registered in the Iran's intangible cultural heritage list, at the meeting of national register committee of intangible cultural heritage.