Iran exports increase by 30% in May
The volume of exports from Iran increased by 30 percent in May as compared to a similar period last year, according to Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance
Iranian food festival in Pakistan
An Iranian Food Festival has been held in Karachi with the efforts of the Iranian Consulate General here following the Iranian New Year celebrations, Nowruz.
“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration
“Sizdah be dar” is part of the Nowruz celebrations in Iran which takes place on the 13th day of Farvardin. It dates back to at least 4000 years ago. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, this day was named as “Nature Day” in the official calendar of the country and is a national holiday.
Nowruz traditions in Shiraz
Apart from the traditional “Haft Sin” [Seven Ss] spread laid for Nowruz New Year on the spring equinox across Iran, a “Haft Mim” [Seven Ms] spread is also laid out in the provincial capital of Fars Province, Shiraz, in central Iran. These all start with M in Persian, and include chicken, fish, shrimp, masghati sweet, yoghurt, and raisins. Rhubarb yoghurt, honey, dates, butter, cheese, lettuce, and dyed eggs are also part of the spread.
Nowruz celebration customs in Khorasan
The people of Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, observe their own local traditions during the Nowruz Iranian New Year on the spring equinox, as in all other provinces around Iran. Many of these are in common with other areas in the country, including spring cleaning, buying new clothes, and visiting family and friends.
Nowruz rituals in Kerman Province
The people of Kerman Province, in southeast Iran, have their own particular ceremonies for Nowruz. They get together on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year for a joyful celebration of singing and jumping over bonfires and eating nuts especially mixed for the night. Distributing free sweets, food, and fruits in cemeteries on the last Thursday of the year, called the “New Year of the Dead”, is another ancient custom observed in Kerman Province.
USD 39MM exports of Iranian clothing
According to statistics released by the IR of Iran customs, USD 39MM worth of clothing has been exported over the first nine months of the Iranian calendar, begging in March. The exports measure 3000 tons in weight of various styles of clothing exported to a number of countries.
Iran exports to Malaysia grows fivefold
Iran exports to Malaysia has grown fivefold over the past eight months as compared to a similar period last year.
The latest reports by the IR of Iran customs office on trade in the past eight months show that 434 thousand and 675 tons of commodities have been exported from Iran to Malaysia, comprising 0.55% of Iran’s total export weight.
Iran leading fight against drugs and smuggling
Iran’s Minister of Economy has announced that, based on the evaluations of the World Customs Organization, after two years of being in second place for tracking customs offenses, including smuggling and entry and exit of counterfeit goods, Iran is now at the top of the list for fighting these offenses.
Handwoven carpets export increase by 18%
Statistics published by the Customs Office of Iran for the period of March to July 2017, show that over USD 119MM worth of handwoven carpets have been exported from Iran to target markets, showing an 18% increase as compared to a similar period last year.