Noruz

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  • Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower in the foreground. The UNESCO-registered site is amongst key tourist attractions in Azerbaijan. 2017-05-27 18:53

    Azerbaijan offers facilities for Iranian tour operators

    TEHRAN – The Republic of Azerbaijan has offered facilities for Iranian tour operators in a bid to widen travel businesses in the northern neighbor.

  • An undated photo depicts people visiting the UNESCO-inscribed Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. The 17th-century square is bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-s 2017-05-02 09:13

    Isfahan’s foreign tourist arrivals break 40-year-record

    TEHRAN – Some 85 thousand foreign travelers visited Isfahan during the first Iranian month of Farvardin (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20), setting a new record for the past 40 years, Isfahan Governor General says.

  • Azerbaijan’s Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Adalat Veliyev (L) talks to East Azarbaijan Province Governor General Esmaeil Jabbarzadeh in Tabriz on April 26, 2017. 2017-04-29 18:35

    Azerbaijan seeks to bolster tourism ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – The deputy culture and tourism minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan has held talks with provincial authorities of East Azarbaijan in northwest Iran, laying out a roadmap for widening cooperation thanks to countless mutual commonalities, CHTN reported on Saturday.

  •  Photo shows a collection of Iranian potteries that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-04-22 18:10

    Annual handicraft exports at $237m: tourism chief

    TEHRAN – Iran exported $237 million of handicrafts in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, IRNA quoted the head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization as saying.

  • An undated photo shows travelers visiting Sadi mausoleum in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province 2017-04-04 08:22

    Visits to Fars historical sites up 7% during Noruz 

    TEHRAN - Various historical sites across the southern province of Fars attracted over 1.6 million visitors during Noruz holidays from March 15 to April 2, up seven percent from the same period in the year earlier. 

  • The hands of young ladies is seen tying together blades of grass in hope of finding their ideal husbands as a tradition to mark Sizdah Bedar. 2017-04-02 14:54

    Noruz in snapshot

    The hands of young ladies is seen tying together blades of grass in hope of finding their ideal husbands as a tradition to mark Sizdah Bedar.

  •  A view of Ferdowsi mausoleum in Tus, northeastern Iran. A massive statue of the renowned Persian poet is seen in the foreground.  2017-04-01 12:25

    In praise of Noruz: A glimpse at myths encircling Iranian New Year

    Like many other ancient traditions, Noruz is associated with heroes of myths and legends that revolve around such a cherished festival in the Persian calendar.

  • Sizdah Bedar 2017-03-31 10:59

    Plastic industries, environmental bodies campaign for litter-free Nature Day  

    TEHRAN —A group of plastic industry owners in association with Tehran Province Department of Environment have joined hands to campaign for a litter-free Nature Day observed on April 2.

  • Tajikistan Ambassador to Iran Emomzoda Nematullo 2017-03-30 16:20

    By Ali Kushki

    Envoy talks about Noruz in Tajikistan

    TEHRAN – While New Year's Day in Tajikistan has been celebrated on January 1 nearly for the past hundred years, similar to other countries which secured independence from the Soviet Union, still Noruz has a matchless status throughout the history of Tajikistan.

  • A woman passes by a flower garden during Noruz when the air boasts of its blossoming lilies, roses, and daffodils. 2017-03-28 13:08

    Noruz in snapshot

    A woman passes by a flower garden during Noruz when the air boasts of its blossoming lilies, roses, and daffodils.

  • An Iranian woman buys flowers ahead of celebrations in Tehran for Persian New Year, or Noruz (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) 2017-03-27 02:39

    Noruz in snapshot

    An Iranian woman buys flowers ahead of celebrations in Tehran for Persian New Year, or Noruz (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-24 21:30

    Noruz in Snapshot

    Aside from paying visit to the relatives and friends the two-week holidays are great opportunities to take trips to different cities and take advantage of the spring beauties.

  • Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari 2017-03-24 12:51

    Ali Kushki

    Noruz symbolizes historical equilibrium between change and stability

    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari believes that the Iranian nation has historically been a textbook example of ongoing adaptability to ever-changing situations in its environs.

  • An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017. 2017-03-23 15:54

    Double-decker bus offers hop-on, hop-off tour in Tehran

    An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017.

  • An undated photo above shows people doing their new year shopping ahead of Noruz in Tehran. 2017-03-23 02:14

    UNESCO chief calls Noruz cradle of confidence, belonging for all

    TEHRAN - The head of the United Nations cultural agency has said that amid global challenges such as violent extremism, Noruz is a source of confidence and belonging for all.

  • Bastien Dubois 2017-03-22 11:12

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    “Faces from Places” director eager to visit Iran during Noruz

    TEHRAN -- Bastien Dubois, the French director of the 2013 animated TV series “Faces from Places”, one of whose episodes centers on Noruz, has said that he is eager to visit Iran during the ancient celebration of the New Year beginning on the first day of spring.

  • Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis) 2017-03-22 10:52

    Noruz in snapshot

    Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were martyred during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in an undated photo in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis)

  • فرانک والتر اشتاین مایر 2017-03-21 21:51

    Germany’s Steinmeier congratulates Rouhani on Noruz

    TEHRAN - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on Noruz, Iran’s ancient festive which marks the beginning of the New Year in the country.

  • An interior view of the historical Golestan Palace in the heart of Tehran 2017-03-21 18:48

    Intl. figures to celebrate Noruz at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will host an international celebration of Noruz on March 26 at the historical Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran. 

  • Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground. 2017-03-20 23:17

    Noruz in snapshot

    Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground.

  • Shohreh Ghanbari 2017-03-20 12:07

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Haji Firuz depicted down in Shohreh Ghanbari’s new collection

    TEHRAN – Painter Shohreh Ghanbari’s new collection “Haji Firuz” shows the venerable harbinger of Noruz in a gloomy mood despite the philosophy of the occasion.

  • No get-together between Zarif, Tillerson in Germany, spokesman 2017-03-20 12:02

    Zarif congratulates fellow Iranians on Noruz

    TEHRAN – In a message hours before Noruz, Iran’s national festive, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wished all Iranians across the world a happy New Year.

  • Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran  .(Photo: V 2017-03-20 11:42

    Noruz in snapshot

    Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran .(Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP)

  • A view general of Tehran with snow-clad Alborz mountain range in the background 2017-03-20 11:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Time to see another face of Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Noruz, the ancient, national festive of the Iranians, is the right time for those who have been for long fancying being in Tehran.

  • Green sprouts are sold in small clay containers at a market in Tehran for Noruz, the Persian New Year 2017-03-19 13:18

    Noruz in snapshot

    Green sprouts are sold in small clay containers at a market in Tehran for Noruz, the Persian New Year

  •  Men, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dancea on a countryside road, northern Iran, hoping to earn money from passengers. 2017-03-19 13:13

    Haji Firuz & Amoo Noruz, the Persian troubadour & Santa Claus

    Haji Firuz, a troubadour sporting a red costume, black make-up and a tambourine and a red costume ushers in the Iranian New Year with a song and dance.

  • عید نوروز خراسان شمالی 2017-03-18 12:50

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran’s rite of house cleaning before Noruz

    As the Noruz approaches, Iranians make attempt to renew their living environment. This is done by cleaning their houses spick and span in what is called “khooneh tekooni”. Iranians spend the few weeks to the New Year doing this. They remove the carpets, wash them, mop the floor, the walls, furniture, and everything else.

  • Noruz  2017-03-15 18:21

    Iran’s cultural offices in 31 countries to celebrate Noruz 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural offices in 31 countries are scheduled to observe Noruz, the celebration Persian New Year from March 20 to April 2.

  • Traffic police, relief organizations all set for Noruz holidays  2017-03-14 17:53

    Traffic police, relief organizations all set for Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN — Traffic police and relief organizations are all primed to offer services to the public during the Noruz holidays (March 15 to April 3), the traffic police chief said on Tuesday.

  • Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz 2017-03-05 20:16

    Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz

    A rural woman in northern Mazandaran Province hits a rug using a stick to remove dust from it as Noruz, the Iranian New Year, starting on March 21, is approaching.