The city of Tabriz in Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, has been selected as the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries 2018. The opening ceremonies for the year-long event will take place on Wednesday 25 April by President Rouhani.
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.
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.
The CEO of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Tehran Province announced: “On the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) on 18 April, a tour of Tehran will be organized in the afternoon in the city’s old fabric.”
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.
Kerman is one of Iran’s larger cities and the provincial capital of Kerman Province in southeastern Iran. It is also one of five historic cities in the country. Its main attractions include the Bam Citadel, Rayen Citadel, and numerous other historical buildings from the Safavid and Qajar eras.
Kermanshah is a city at the heart of Iran’s western mountains. It has a long history of urbanization and called the city of love by many for its Behistun rock relief and the love story of “Farhad o Shirin” depicted here.
With 700 registered national heritages, historic, and natural landscapes, Tehran Province is a tourist destination for many holidaymakers, especially in the spring, due to its political importance as the capital of Iran.
Hormuz Island’s 7th carpet of soil is spread out for Nowruz and will be unveiled on 19 March. It has become customary over the past few years to create a Persian carpet using the colorful soil of the Island in the Persian Gulf during the final days of the Iranian New Year.
Nowruz is not only celebrated in Iran. Many neighboring countries also celebrate this New Year, including Pakistan and Turkey. The Basnat Kite Festival in Punjab, Lahore, falls on the spring equinox and is also a celebration of Nowruz. In Iran, Pakistan, and ten other countries, 300 million people celebrate Nowruz with similar customs at the beginning of spring. The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March as international Nowruz Day with Iranian roots on its calendar.
Lāft village in Hormuzgan Province, southern Iran, has the oldest windcatchers and fantastic sunsets in Iran. The village is in the north of Qeshm Island. It is a coral island the soil of which has been used in building the houses and windcatchers here, completing the beautiful presence of nature on the Island.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed a 4-year MoU to establish a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union. The interim agreement was published online on the Russian government’s official website yesterday, whereby Iran and the EAEU will operate a free trade zone for a period of four years.
At a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, the UN Secretary-General supported the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and asked that all signatories remain committed to their obligations under the agreement.
Artist: Masoud Shaari/ Christophe Rezai
(Persia Digest) – The track “Complaint” from the album “Journey” is a work by two prominent Iranian musicians, Massoud Shorari and Christoph Rezaei. It is a fusion of pure Iranian classical music and western music with a touch of Indian. It is considered one of the best fusion pieces in this genre.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Richard Murphy said: “Trump's nomination of Pompeo as Secretary of State and choice of Bolton as National Security Advisor do not signal his decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.”