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The world celebrates Sa'di Day

The world celebrates Sa'di Day

Today, 21 April, is Sa’di World Day - the day in which Sa’di the great Iranian poet, in his own words, begins to compose his Golistan collection of poems.  

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Iranian futsal 6th in the world, 1st in Asia

Iranian futsal 6th in the world, 1st in Asia

The National Iranian Futsal Team ranking has remained the same in the latest global rankings. This has been announced on futsalworldranking.com, showing that Iran has held its 6th place with 1654 points.  

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World youngest and fastest visitor on Kish Island

World youngest and fastest visitor on Kish Island

Taylor Demonbreun, 23-year old American tourist, is planning to have herself registered as the youngest and fastest person to visit all 195 sovereign countries in the world in the Guinness World Records reference book. She is currently visiting Kish Island on her travels.  

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Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

The Artists Forum in Tehran is hosting two exhibitions by international artists in April. These are a photography expo by Italian artist Aldo Salucci and a children’s books illustration expo by Swedish-Dutch artist Marit Törnqvist and Iranian illustrators.  

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Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran has been compiling files to register a number of its musical instruments with Unesco over the past year as intangible cultural heritages. It has finally decided to send the file for the “dotar” to this international organization. Two other countries may share the registration with Iran.

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Mines on Iran borders waiting to explode

Mines on Iran borders waiting to explode

April 4th has been proclaimed World Mine Awareness Day by the UN. Iran has over 16 million unexploded landmines left over from the Iraqi invasion of Iran in five provinces over an area of four million hectares. It has been named the second mine-infested country in the world and its three provinces of Ilam, Khuzestan, and Kermanshah, in southern and western Iran, are the main regions with the highest number of deaths between 1996-2007 resulting from explosive remnants that have remained behind from the Iraq-Iran war.

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Iranian Karatekas among world top ten

Iranian Karatekas among world top ten

In the latest rankings of the International Karate Federation, Hamideh Abbas-Ali and Bahman Asgari have moved up by three and four ranks respectively to join the list of the top ten karatekas in the world in their corresponding weights.  

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Team Melli anthem for World Cup 2018

Team Melli anthem for World Cup 2018

The Iranian Football Federation has announced the names of the two vocalists who will be performing the National Football Team’s anthem at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.  

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World Theater Day carnivals in Iran

World Theater Day carnivals in Iran

27 March is World Theater Day and National Day of Performing Arts in Iran. Iran is celebrating this day in 33 provinces with theatrical performances. This year, on 27 March, simultaneously with the New Year in Iran (Nowruz), the World Theater Day and Day of Performing Arts will be celebrated with performances in 33 provinces of Iran. Some of these performances are traditional and ritual native shows, and some are stage and street performances; Nowruz carnivals will be held in some of the cities.  

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