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Nowruz celebrations in Zanjan

Nowruz celebrations in Zanjan

As in all other places in Iran, the Nowruz celebrations are the most important of all national celebrations in Zanjan Province, called “Bayram” in the local dialect. Apart from the common Nowruz ceremonies between Zanjan and other provinces in Iran, the people here also have their own particular rituals.  

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Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Iran again

Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Iran again

The latest concert by Kayhan Kalhor and Ardal Arzanjan will be held at Vahdat Hall from 23 February to 1 March 2018. Kayhan Kalhor and Ardal Arzanjan, who had a concert in Iran several months ago which enjoyed an unparalleled audience, will once again perform with Kamancheh and Baglama instruments through improvisation at Vahdat Hall in the final days of the Iranian year.  

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Do not approach these dangerous sites in Iran

Do not approach these dangerous sites in Iran

There are sites in Iran hiding secrets at their heart and still wearing a shroud of mystery with the passage of time. Some of these are manmade, and others have been made by the life-giving Divinity. This report will take you on a safe tour of some of these sites.

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Henkel Institute credit line for salt men

Henkel Institute credit line for salt men

Henkel Institute will be allocating 100 thousand euros for the upkeep, security, and equipment of the salt men kept at the Zanjan Museum of Archaeology through Bochum University by the year-end, according to the Director General of Culture, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Zanjan Province.  

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12th ‘Ash Festival in Iran

12th ‘Ash Festival in Iran

‘Ash is a type of rich nutritious soup made of fresh herbs and legumes which is very popular in Iran and comes with varying recipes.

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Mysteries of the Mesozoic cave

Mysteries of the Mesozoic cave

AS you set foot in this ancient cave, the skeletons of its first inhabitants still lying there and ancient pieces of their pottery draw the visitors’ attention.

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A hamlet among the butterflies

A hamlet among the butterflies

There were more of them before cities were spread so far and wide; the butterflies that is. All of us more or less remember the butterflies that lived among us once upon a time. But, it has been a while since they last paid us a visit, especially in big, industrialized cities.

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