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Sheikh Baha'i, the great Iranian architect

Sheikh Baha'i, the great Iranian architect

April 23 marks the birth anniversary of Sheikh Baha'i, one of the great Iranian architects and it is designated the National Architect Day. We hear the name of Sheikh Baha'i these days more than ever, because of the water dispute between the farmers of Isfahan and Yazd.  

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Oliver Stone workshop at FIFF

Oliver Stone workshop at FIFF

Perhaps one of the best events taking place at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival is the workshop of American producer Oliver Stone which will be held in Tehran as from tomorrow.  

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Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

The Russian city of St Petersburgh has sent gifts of miniatures to Isfahan University in Iran, illustrating the history of the city. Head of the Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irina Samanova, gave a speech at the opening of the Isfahan miniature dedicated to Isfahan University, and said: “These miniatures are a gift from the city of St Petersburgh to Isfahan University.”  

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Water protests boiling over in Iran

Water protests boiling over in Iran

Following a letter written to President Rouhani by MPs representing Isfahan, a second letter has been delivered to him by Yazd MPs regarding water shortages and difficulties faced in this southern province of Iran by the salt desert.  

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“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan

“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan

Following the “Isfahan Cultural Week” in Paris which was held with eight exhibitions of the arts, architecture, and handicrafts of Iran and a speech given by the mayor of Isfahan at the Assemblée nationale, the mayor has now announced the imminent opening of a “Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan.  

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Iran receives 24th int’l tourist train

Iran receives 24th int’l tourist train

The 24th international tourist train will enter Iran’s Sarakhs border town on the evening of 3 April 2018. The passengers will spend seven days visiting the Iranian provinces of Khorasan Razavi, Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Kerman.  

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Tourist attractions of Isfahan in Nowruz

Tourist attractions of Isfahan in Nowruz

Isfahan with 7,500 years of hidden history and its hundreds of historic monuments is known as “nesf-e-jahān" [half of the world]. It takes a lot of time to visit all these attractions and monuments. But this report only refers to the most famous sites and monuments of Isfahan.  

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Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.

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Iran-Germany Business Opportunity Seminar

Iran-Germany Business Opportunity Seminar

An Iran-Germany business opportunity seminar is being organized by the state Ministry of Rhineland-Palatinate for Economic Affairs and the Iran Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The seminar will take place on 28 February at the Isfahan Chamber of Commerce and on 3 March at the Tabriz Chamber of Commerce.

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Kashan becomes book capital of Iran

Kashan becomes book capital of Iran

Kashan, a city in Isfahan Province, has been selected as the book capital of Iran from a list of finalists for the fourth time. Fars News Agency reports that, in the fourth year of the competition, Kashan made it to list of finalists for the fourth consecutive year. After making second place last year, it was able to make it to the top of the list with forty projects submitted by the city’s Department of Islamic Culture and Guidance to the competition Secretariat.  

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“Naghsh-e Jahan” to host polo games for Nowruz

“Naghsh-e Jahan” to host polo games for Nowruz

The famous “Naghsh-e Jahan” square in Isfahan is to host polo games for the Iranian New Year Nowruz in March. Polo will be played in this famous square in the city which is visited by many tourists every year during the Nowruz celebrations in Iran, which take place for thirteen days, beginning on the spring equinox.  

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